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Old 13th August 2019
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Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Originally Posted by Naughty Nigel View Post
There are at least two pumped water generators in the UK that I know of (one each in Scotland and Wales) that should have been able to make up the shortfall within a matter of seconds, but it seems they were not used. I wonder whether contractual considerations (i.e. price) got in the way?
Surely that sort of thing needs to be sorted in advance! When this happens you canít faff about making decisions. It should all be automagic and happen instantly surely. This is where (surely?) multiple battery installations would help. Wasnít there a scheme talked about a while ago where organisations could set up a load of batteries in shipping containers, connected up and ready for just this eventuality. I seem to recall it being talked about around local councils as they would make some money ones out of it.
(I know! Too much use of the word surely!!)
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