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  • #76
    Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

    Seems it was nothing to do with renewables according to the CEO of The National Grid this morning on Sky.

    https://news.sky.com/story/national-...snt-sf-twitter
    Dave

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    • #77
      Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

      Originally posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
      When the top reservoir is full, Cruachan can operate for 22 hours before the supply of water is exhausted. The power station is required to keep a 12-hour emergency water supply in order to provide a black start capability to the National Grid, to enable utilities to be restarted without access to external power.
      The reservoir drains into Loch Awe. I remember some years ago driving around the loch, and at one point there was a notice that it was straight into 600 feet of water off the edge! I found it quite unnerving.

      Jim

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      • #78
        Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

        Originally posted by Jim Ford View Post
        The reservoir drains into Loch Awe. I remember some years ago driving around the loch, and at one point there was a notice that it was straight into 600 feet of water off the edge! I found it quite unnerving.

        Jim
        The lochs around there are are almost as deep as the mountains are high!

        It was only in recent years that the true depth of Loch Ness was measured accurately at 230 metres or 755'.

        IIRC a specially designed submersible was used to look for signs of Nessie as conventional submarines don't usually dive to such depths.
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        Naughty Nigel


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        • #79
          Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

          Ditto the Norwegian Fjords
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          • #80
            Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

            Originally posted by DerekW View Post
            Ditto the Norwegian Fjords
            Slartibartfarst has a lot to answer for!



































            (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, he was the designer of the fjords)
            I didn’t get where I am today....

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            • #81
              Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

              "Won an award you know, lovely crinkly edges."
              Regards
              Richard

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              • #82
                Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

                Originally posted by Walti View Post
                Slartibartfarst has a lot to answer for!



                (Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, he was the designer of the fjords)
                So not the other guy then, Fjord Prefect!

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                • #83
                  Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

                  Originally posted by Otto View Post
                  "Won an award you know, lovely crinkly edges."
                  Gave a baroque effect!

                  Jim

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