Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Out of Focus area > The lounge

The lounge Relax, take a break from photo and camera talk - have a chat about something else for a change. Just keep it clean and polite!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #76  
Old 14th August 2019
wornish's Avatar
wornish wornish is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 6,034
Thanks: 340
Thanked 546 Times in 426 Posts
Likes: 2,849
Liked 1,586 Times in 783 Posts
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

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #77  
Old 14th August 2019
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,573
Thanks: 471
Thanked 608 Times in 527 Posts
Likes: 2,756
Liked 1,684 Times in 1,084 Posts
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Quote:
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
Reply With Quote
  #78  
Old 15th August 2019
Naughty Nigel's Avatar
Naughty Nigel Naughty Nigel is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Land of the Prince Bishops
Posts: 9,883
Thanks: 403
Thanked 568 Times in 481 Posts
Likes: 3,416
Liked 2,403 Times in 1,583 Posts
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Quote:
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.
__________________
---------------

Naughty Nigel


Difficult is worth doing
Reply With Quote
  #79  
Old 15th August 2019
DerekW DerekW is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,106
Thanks: 92
Thanked 337 Times in 264 Posts
Likes: 33
Liked 542 Times in 380 Posts
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Ditto the Norwegian Fjords
__________________
This space for rent
Reply With Quote
  #80  
Old 15th August 2019
Walti Walti is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 3,511
Thanks: 333
Thanked 234 Times in 200 Posts
Likes: 263
Liked 1,789 Times in 662 Posts
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Quote:
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)
__________________

Some Olympus stuff
I didn't get where I am today...
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Jim Ford (15th August 2019), Naughty Nigel (15th August 2019), Otto (15th August 2019), wornish (15th August 2019)
  #81  
Old 15th August 2019
Otto's Avatar
Otto Otto is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 3,154
Thanks: 97
Thanked 286 Times in 251 Posts
Likes: 1,088
Liked 935 Times in 592 Posts
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

"Won an award you know, lovely crinkly edges."
__________________
Regards
Richard
Reply With Quote
  #82  
Old 15th August 2019
TimP TimP is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Deepest Darkest Dorset
Posts: 2,021
Thanks: 60
Thanked 70 Times in 69 Posts
Likes: 359
Liked 746 Times in 511 Posts
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

Quote:
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!
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Bikie John (15th August 2019), Jim Ford (15th August 2019)
  #83  
Old 15th August 2019
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,573
Thanks: 471
Thanked 608 Times in 527 Posts
Likes: 2,756
Liked 1,684 Times in 1,084 Posts
Re: Do We Rely Too Much on Electricity?

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

Jim
Reply With Quote
The Following User Liked This Post:
Naughty Nigel (16th August 2019)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Electricity prices Dewi9 The lounge 47 22nd October 2013 06:22 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:05 PM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger