At present, gas turbine plants perform most of the peaking, filling-in and balancing services for the New England electric grid. Diesel plants also are used. If fossil fuel and nuclear plants were shut down, mostly hydro plants and battery systems would have to perform those services.
Projected Load on NE Grid
Table 1 shows the energy sources of the NE grid in 2018, and the likely energy sources in 2050, with fossil and nuclear plants shut…Continue
Added by Willem Post on February 27, 2019 at 12:00pm — No Comments
The Green New Deal, GND, to be implemented by 2030, appears to be an accelerated version of the wind, water, sun, (WWS) Plan by Jacobson, published in 2015, which is aiming to be implemented by 2050.
The GND Plan is more extensive in scope and has a shorter timetable than the WWS Plan. Here are some quotes from the GND Plan:
- “Upgrade and/or replace every building in America”
- “Replace every internal combustible engine vehicle”
- “Connect every…Continue
The US/Canada became the "Middle East of Trees" for the British Empire, BE, after the British chased France out of North America at the end of the Seven Year War, 1756 - 1763, also called French and Indian War.
By controlling access to the trees, France, Spain, The Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, even in combination, could never build fleets of warships to challenge the UK.
There would have been no BE without that control.
A British warship, 60…Continue
Added by Willem Post on February 8, 2019 at 11:30am — No Comments
Weather Can Decrease an Electric Car's Range by More Than 40 Percent: Report…
Vermonters use low sulfur No.2 fuel oil, propane, natural gas and wood for space and domestic hot water heating. Such heating contributes about 28% of total Vermont emissions of about 10 million metric ton in 2015 (latest numbers!).
No.2 fuel oil and propane are about 75% of heating emissions, pipeline and compressed natural gas about 22% and wood about 3%.
The standard efficiency rating for residential heating…Continue
The rewrite of this article was prompted by an EIA report titled:
Utility-Scale Battery Storage Costs Decreased Nearly 70% Between 2015 and 2018.
The graph shows average values and ranges.
The graph shows the minimum cost trending towards $500/kWh, and the maximum cost trending towards $1000/kWh, within about 5 years. See notes.
The values are for custom-engineered, site-specific, utility-scale battery systems, i.e., greater than 2…Continue