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.
None of this impossibility is being considered in today’s reliability assessments.
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 pay for them – hiding the expense.
DOE and Commerce also warned that transformer supply is a national security issue — even without the added pressure of a clean energy transition.”
The authors believe it is most likely that costs will increase significantly and reliability will degrade considerably even if they do a great job of implementing all the planned changes.
Short of a command economy, it is simply an unattainable pipe dream, and we will struggle to get 10–20% of the way to the target, even with a democratic mandate to proceed.
“IVREs are inherently unreliable. One cannot demand that the wind blow or the sun shine. Industrial wind power and on-grid solar is not cheap but expensive, duplicative, and parasitic.”
The energy supply will inexorably move to whatever best supplies consumer needs at the lowest cost.
But the scheme has been thrown into doubt after the National Grid said it cannot connect the facility to the electricity network until 2031 at the earliest, when capacity upgrades will be finished.
In the political climate of Albany it is not clear how to get policy makers to consider the risks of ignoring the issues raised.
The basic idea is very simple; do not add renewables without sufficient backup.
A grid that is wholly dependent on batteries would put California at the mercy of China’s monopoly of batteries and the raw materials that go into them.
Nobody would be happier than me to see a demonstration project built that showed that wind and solar could provide reliable electricity at low cost.
Kevin Kilty On February first I attended a Wyoming Public Service Commission (PSC) meeting regarding public need and public convenience (PNPC) of a purchase and construction of electric generation and…
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