Depend on the weather for your power needs, then get ready for plenty of routine disappointment.
Time and time again, Britain’s coal-fired power plants are called in to prevent total blackouts during calm and cloudy weather, of the kind that causes total collapses in wind and solar output. Notwithstanding efforts to drive them out of existence with massive subsidies to – and guaranteed set price contracts for – wind and solar.
Every winter, it’s the same story. A burst of frigid, calm weather sees demand spike which coincides with a total collapse in wind and solar output; grid managers scramble to keep the grid from a total collapse, ordering Britain’s remaining coal-fired power plants back into action.
Peter Caddle reports on another such event.
UK Forced to Use Emergency Coal Generators as Green Energy Fails to Keep Up
9 March 2023
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