I noticed all our local wind farms becalmed today apart from a couple of turbines turning slowly, I suspect under motor power to keep the bearings from seizing. What an utter nonsense this all is, how the eff did we get into this situation? Presumably it will take years and years of increasing blackouts and probably many fatalities due to old people freezing to death and closed hospitals, before politicians will come to their senses. And don’t get me started on the cost. Speaking of which NPower just sent me a very nice text today to apply for a smart meter, yet more of our money down the drain. Wonderful.
By Paul Homewood
Who needs fossil fuels? All we need is batteries, demand response and a smart energy system, when the wind does not blow and the sun does not shine!
So the theory goes anyway.
It’s just as well we’ve still got all of that old fashioned coal, gas and nuclear power today:
Wind power is currently down to just 228 MW, out of a total demand of 43306 MW, ie just 0.5%.
The grid is almost solely reliant on gas, coal and nuclear, which are currently supplying 40004 MW.
Meanwhile, solar power is doing little better. At its midday peak, it was generating at only 10% of its capacity.
When will somebody tell the emperor that he is wearing no clothes?