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#1 eds

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Posted 06 May 2017 - 06:28 AM

USA energy secretary Rick Perry,
. . . in a 14 April memo highlighted concerns about the loss of coal capacity, and
. . . launched a review to determine whether wholesale power markets,
. . . are adequately compensating power plants with an "on-site fuel supply," and
. . . other reliability attributes.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt,
. . . was more explicit about the grid reliability threats,
. . . from the potential over reliance on gas-fired generation,
. . . in a televised interview on 3 May,
. . . focusing on the need for power plants to have,
. . . fuel stockpiles nearby, in the event of supply disruptions.

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#2 still learning

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Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:36 PM

View Posteds, on 06 May 2017 - 06:28 AM, said:

"on-site fuel supply," and
. . . other reliability attributes.

Seems like an argument for nuclear electricity.  Nuclear plants go for a long time between refuellings.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 05:53 AM

Grid thinking has become incomprehensible to me.  Maybe some localities with micro-grids, otherwise in reality, everyone should be responsible for their own non-emissions electricity.  With Elon Musk's cheap and unbreakable solar roofs, and cheap panels and inverters, everyone's house can supply them adequately for their needs.   The sun is  certainly reliable and knowledge of fossil fuel bad points should stop their use at least for grids.  IMHO

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 07:12 AM

View PostVal, on 13 May 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

.... With Elon Musk's cheap and unbreakable solar roofs, and cheap panels and inverters, everyone's house can supply them adequately for their needs......  

Have you ordered yours yet?

Maybe $46,000 is cheap in your view.
http://www.npr.org/s...of-tile-systems

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