The Anonymous Widower

Wind Power For 1.2m Homes Is Wasted Because Of Lack Of Storage

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the Daily Telegraph.

These two paragraphs outline what happened.

Enough wind power to supply 1.2m homes a day was wasted over winter because there is no capacity to store extra energy generated on gusty days, according to new research.

National Grid’s electricity system operator asked wind turbines which were expected to generate about 1.35 terawatt-hours of electricity between October and January to switch off instead because they were not needed to meet demand at the time, according to the consultancy Stonehaven.

The problem has been flagged up by Rupert Pearce of Highview Power, who in my view could have a solution with their CRYOBatteries.

Pearce is quoted as saying this.

Renewable energy storage is essential to powering a cleaner, cheaper, always-on Britain.

By capturing and storing excess renewable energy, which is now the UK’s cheapest, most secure and most abundant form of energy, we can power Britain’s homes and businesses with renewable green energy, taking millions of tonnes of carbon out of the atmosphere and ending a culture of reliance on expensive foreign imports.

He’s too bloody right! And my experience of mathematical modelling large vessels at ICI in the 1970s, says that Highview Power have one of the sensible solutions to large scale energy storage.

February 9, 2023 - Posted by | Energy, Energy Storage | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Look at Futurist Tony Seba. He uses data and graphs. He say all is need is solar, wind and battery storage. His prediction over 11 years are remarkably accurate:

    His vids are worth looking at on transport, energy, food, etc.

    Comment by John | February 9, 2023 | Reply

  2. Go to Tony Sebas channel on youtube. The one on energy. All that is needed is solar, wind and battery storage.

    Comment by John | February 9, 2023 | Reply


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