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Old 09.04.2013, 17:42
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Re: Global Warming - what's behind it?

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no you don't rely on storage, you match generation to demand.

see here:

http://www.nationalgrid.com/uk/Elect...etwork/faq.htm

when NETA was brought in, it caused havoc with various energy producers as they had to ramped up and down the generators which were designed to run at a steady rate. who knows what it does to the lifetime of such equipment.

in the context of the national grid: "electricity cannot be stored" is broadly true.
Maybe you ought to write a letter to the people who built and own the major storage plants and tell them their theory is utterly flawed and all profits they think they have made over the last 50 years were imagined.

BTW, when plants are added or removed from the grid or power is increased or decreased, its not instantaneous. Lead times are typically 15 minutes. You still haven't explained to me where according to you the response comes from that means the lights don't go out in the meantime. Or indeed why it is that you insist in implying that the people I work with every day are living an illusion, and so are the stockholders who own the company.
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