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Coming shortage of UK generating capacity?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If I URL paste:

link here

it downloads to my PC

Of course you probably have to go searching to find where these things end up saving..

Interesting stuff, as you said BDU. Note the 75 GW 'total'
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BritDownUnder wrote:
It's a spreadsheet. Very interesting too. Link below for you to tidy up.
DUKES_5.11.xls


I knocked it back to ww w.google.com...... and it worked OK.

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Who would have known that there was a 14MW power plant near a place in North Lincolnshire that burns "Meat and Bone Meal" as its fuel, in other words rendered slaughtered cows with suspected BSE!!!


BSE has gone completely as far as I'm aware. There is some testing done on older animals going into the food chain but there haven't been any instances reported in the press for a decade, at least, as far as I'm aware. It is probably just burning condemned animals and specified offal (spinal cords, etc).
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Post deleted as the link problem has been fixed.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You wish is my command, WB (in this case only). Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you KL, much appreciated.

To save KL extra work, you others please use the URL embedding tool in the line of buttons on the reply page.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just type it like this:

Code:
[url=http://www.example.com]Name of Page[/url]

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clv101 wrote:
Just type it like this:

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[url=http://www.example.com]Name of Page[/url]


Now I've learned something as well. Thanks, Chris.

But you often have to leave the http:// off the URL.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eggborough power station is to close before next winter.
Good news for the environment, but slightly concerning as regards UK energy security.
This closure wont affect available capacity for the rest of this winter, but is a potential concern for next winter.

I wonder what if any alternative capacity will be built.

The lost capacity is IIRC, about 2,000MW or about 4% of peak demand.

Our now very limited coal burning capacity has been regularly utilised, so unless peak demand is really going to drop by several percent in just one year, something else will be needed.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CCGT at 26.9 tonight which I suspect to be a new record.

It is I suppose reassuring that we have that much capacity.
OCGT also running, about 0.3. Demand is high at 48.8 but not exceptional, only a limited contribution from wind at 2.4, nuclear doing well at 7.4

Another night with an apparently small margin but during which the lights did not go out.

We could probably have coped with the loss of a couple of nukes, OR with the failure of half of the French interconnector, OR with a drop in wind to 1.0.
Had two of the above occurred it would have been interesting, and all three even more interesting.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Supposed to be very cold over the whole country tonight with low wind speeds so we'll see what happens then.

I'd better check the oil in my genny, I wouldn't want to have a power cut when the nation is OK. Wouldn't want a power cut at all really!
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