The price of electricity in Denmark is very high. Whether this is
still the case, I'm not sure, but a few years ago when Denmark had
surplus wind power it sold it to Sweden at a knock-down price - a
buyer's market. When Denmark is short of power it buys it from Sweden
at a much higher price.
What we need is reliable, weather-independent electricity generation. On
Thursday evening Wind was producing 5 percent of the demand, and Solar
was producing zero. Renewables as a group was producing only 12 percent
of demand, The French Interconnector was practically melting as it
imported the max of 2GW.This situation also happened a couple of weeks ago.
With Nuclear producing the baseload of 20GW, CCGT could all but handle
the rest alone, no need for expensive subsidy farms or costly battery farms.
But it remains to be seen how viable it is for fixed
civil power generation. The very fundamental problem
is that they require quite sophisticated supervision by
very skilled staff and that isnt going to be cheap with
say lots of small ones in the major towns and citys.
Tho I spose it would be feasible in theory to
do that remotely tho like BHP Billiton does
in NW Western Australia with by far the
biggest iron ore trains in the entire world
which don’t even have a driver on the train.,
Less clear with the economics of multiple factory made
smaller nukes on old nuke sites as opposed to a complete
standardised design of much bigger nukes.
What te speedoo rod with te small penis is saying is of course incorrect.
The normal recator size in te UK is 600MW, you tend to have two per site
making 1.2GW as sort or 'standard power station'
The SMR is allegedly 480MW so you would have three.
One man can control three as easily as two, and in any case the O&M
costs of the reactor are generally small compared with its capital
costs. To put that in language that even Rodders can understand, ongoing
staff costs once built are not a major overhead, and nor is te fuel. ALL
the money goes on paying back the mortgage you took out to BUILD it and
thats why SMRs promise to be far more cost effective: they intend to
build the reactors small enough to be manufactured in quantity and
shipped out by road, plonked in a fairly standard concrete shell and
plumbed in to standard boilers.
Its perfectly possible to almost make them 'fuelled for life' too.
if the government smiles on nuclear power and gives them approval and
underwrites the ridiculous third party insurance green panic made them
legislate for, then the damn things should be able to spit out the
gigawatts at around 4p a unit.
Which is if course why the marketing arm of renewable energy - the
greens - are so against nuclear.
Even though in 4 months corona virus has killed more people than nucler
power has, ever.
When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over
the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that
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