They should look closer to home for the real reasons the lights are going out.
"SSE currently owns 740MW of onshore wind capacity in the UK and Ireland, and
has 695MW in construction, including 350MW at our Clyde wind farm in southern
Scotland, which is expected to cost £500million when it is due to be
commissioned in 2012. By 2020, SSE aims to have over 3GW of onshore wind in
"Offshore wind, although more expensive than onshore wind is attractive due to
the strong and consistent wind speeds found out at sea, mitigating issues with
intermittency. In 2009 the UK became the leader in offshore wind capacity, a
lead expected to increase. SSE is looking to be a market leader in this sector,
beginning with the construction of Greater Gabbard, a joint venture with RWE
nPower, which at over 500MW will is expected to be the largest offshore wind
farm in the World when commissioned in 2012."
No, but the wind will be reduced. There's a limit to how much power you
can take out of the wind before you stop it completely and new wind with
extra energy can't get to you. It has a name, but I forget it.
just watch the tactics in yacht racing. the expression 'taking the wind
out of his sails' wasn't invented for no reason..
There is a scientific paper somewhere about the power reduction on
windmills placed too close together.
And its the reason why the accepted average power density of a windfarm
is only 1-2W/sq.m.
(in-ep-toc’-ra-cy) – a system of government where the least capable to
On Thu, 21 Mar 2013 15:04:10 +0000, The Other Mike wrote:
At the same time they are reducing the available capacity at their
coal/gas stations. They are business, business's are there to make money
for their shareholders. The best way in the current market is to rake in
as much subsidy as you can from windmills and shut down the conventional
plant that doesn't have such a large mark up.
I see you are one of the half wits. The government is going to take us
back to the dark ages.
"Greenies" have been warning for years about this.
Only now you are taking notice.
The greenies won't be squealing, most are prepared.
You might be squealing, but you're a halfwit arncha?
Yes I have no gas whatsoever here. I do trust that the idiots keep a few
coal stations mothballed and ready to go for those times when existing
conditions will be outside the parameters of the system, as I heard some
idiot say the other day.
From the Bed of Brian Gaff.
The email is valid as firstname.lastname@example.org
It's not easy/cheap to "mothball" a power station.
The owners are eager to shut them down, they will save money. If
there are any power cuts, they can blame the government.
"Greenies" have been predicting this situation for decades.
The main reason we are in it is down to inaction by the gov. and the
privatisation of our energy services.
Probably next Winter will be crunch time. You need to prepare for it.
Make sure you have alternative heating arrangements and before Winter,
lay some essentials in, (food fuel).
This Summer you need to think about getting any fireplaces you might
have working. Ideally get a stove.
I'm almost looking forward to it!
I've not had a decent power cut since installing the 7KVA genny a few
years ago. It has had more test hours on it than real usage hours.
Probably a comment best for other news groups, but if it happens it will
be nice to be able to listen on HF without all the local PLT/PLA QRM
Not actually that useful in a prolonged power cut.
In any event. if your lights are on and everyone elses are off, you
will become a hate figure.
Even if you have solar PV you become a hate figure to the jealous,
idle, stupid and incompetant.
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