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Offline segnosaur

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Re: Addressing climate change
« Reply #60 on: May 27, 2019, 02:26:41 pm »
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I understand it fine. That is why I understand that renewables place a burden on the system that is not equivalent to what the qrid deals with already. Dealing with this burden costs money and that cost has to be included in the cost of renewables.
If you understand it so well, why do you seem to think that a duplicate grid is required for renewables to provide power?
I don't think he was claiming that a duplicate grid was necessary, only that relying on renewables can cause problems feeding power into the existing grid.

For example:

- It may be necessary to have backup gas generators on standby, should there be issues with wind/solar generation not producing enough (e.g. if its cloudy, or the wind isn't blowing.)

- On particularly sunny days, solar power fed INTO the grid from small solar panels can overload infrastructure. Extra work is needed to design the system to prevent that.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-11/electricity-distributors-warn-excess-solar-could-damage-grid/10365622