From the MANHATTAN CONTRARIAN Francis Menton If you want to power our modern economy on intermittent renewables (wind and solar), and also banish the use of power from fossil fuels…
dispatchable emissions-free resource
Dominion is saying they don’t think we can service this enormous new load and comply with the VCEA net zero mandate.
Don’t buy magic beans. And please, please don’t vote for anyone that doesn’t know the difference. No one has any idea how much is at stake.
From Florida to California distribution feeders are being overloaded due to home generation of solar energy
… we need to build generation capacity that is almost one and a half times our present generation to make the transition.
Those promoting the so-called energy transition have ignored the need to rebuild the grid along the way.
This move is, to all intents and purposes, rationing. And the reason is quite clear – the closure of nearly all of our coal power capacity.
“The dream of a solar and wind grid is collapsing very quickly as they are only profitable in a low penetration context.”
The problem is the subtraction of coal and gas and other dispatchable resources which are the ones we need during this transition to keep the lights on.
New England homeowners, better get yourself a backup electric generator and prepare for further rises in home heating and electricity prices.
The greatest energy folly of all time… Germany restricts electricity supply while ramping up demand!
Focusing too narrowly on public responsibility (CO2 reduction, equity, social justice) without adequate concern for economics and reliability is a recipe for disaster. Bring on the balance.
Utility experts are charged with complying with reliability standards rather than maintaining reliability.
Funny how all that “free” electricity and near-daily blackouts don’t lead to rapidly increasing per capita GDP. Instead, it’s the further impoverishment of already-poor people.
Hey, these are just “suggestions.” Go ahead and spend twenty years and a few hundred billions of dollars trying to build it out. Maybe it will work, maybe it won’t.…
In other words, I guess, hey sucker, use your electric car battery to power the house when the grid goes down.
The truth is that integrating increasing amounts of solar and wind is complicated, expensive and poses reliability risks.
…and there were predictions that Texas was going to be in trouble
Basically the entire idea that these geniuses have come up with is to build lots and lots of wind turbines and solar panels.
The good news is that Dominion finally admits that the net zero VCEA might not work.
‘Electrify everything’ is a barbaric and stupid concept that, if even partially adopted, will outright kill large swathes of humanity when harsh weather strikes.
The known solutions are expensive, but the renewable sector doesn’t want to pay for them – their mantra remains that renewables are cheaper than fossil fuels so the others should…