I read an article in an electrical trade magazine some time ago that the government were thinking that with the onset of low wattage LED usage in our homes the electrical infrastructure in our country would in the near future be able to cope with the extra demand that vehicle charging from our homes would impact. . Oh that did make me laugh. Talk about the blind leading the blind. If we carry on down the road of sticking our heads in the sand like this you won’t be able to boil a kettle soon due to the unprecedented volt drop on our supply cables. Rocket science it ain’t.Thinking back to my youth
What used electric in your house.
toast was done on grill
windy alarm clock.
no phones or tablets or pc
Must be 20% at the most compared to today.
about 10 items using my WiFi atm.
They cancelled that replacement nuclear power plant on Angelsea as well. As an example.Bet me to it. As an electrical engineer I’ll tell you now … for this to happen in 20 years we should have been digging up roads and laying larger cables in to accommodate the use of battery vehicles some 30 years ago. Don’t panic peeps. It ain’t going to happen.
Currently there's a nimby row going on somewhere on the south coast about a sub-station to handle a cross channel electroshitty cable bringing in electroshitty from France. (There's another one adjacent to the M2).with trains it will require the full electrification of all the network and the abandonment of diesel electric, doubling and trebleing the power requirement of the railways, plus more costs for the infrastructure
add to that, the rest of public transport, and the amount of electricity required by road going commercials vehicles
then we get to the plebs, whose new homes are soon to be all electric, notwithstanding the current housing stocks power demands, add to that commercial supply for shops, lighting, manufacturing usage and suchlike
where is all this generated electricity going to come from ?, the power network is almost at full capability at this moment of time, let alone with the significant demand that going greener will require
build new generating stations ?, what will you power those with, as gas as well as oil and coal as a medium is also a major carbon producer, more nuclear ?, how long does it take to construct those
so your left with solar or wind generation, how big will these need to be, they are springing up all over the place and still only produce a small percentage of the public requirement and cannot be relied on as a permanent source, and there are so many NIMBY planning rejections as to thier situating
so we are left with educating the public with getting them to reduce thier usage, will you give up your personal transport and start using public transport or dare I say it actually walking, stop using all the labour saving and electrical pastime items, will you turn things off rather than on standbye, streetlamps, lights and power on in places that are shut, advertising signs, etc etc etc, I dont think so, everything new for the last 50 odd years has required electrical power, this present generation would have no idea of what the 60's and 70's survivors used to do without all the modern devices and do such things as the washing up by hand or using a broom
things and habits will have to change, and thats a recipe for a shitstorm of protest, Im glad that Im getting old and in reality have only a short time left on the planet, times are a changing, will the population realise it in time, that Im not so sure of
We have been importing nuclear electricity from france for over 20 yearsCurrently there's a nimby row going on somewhere on the south coast about a sub-station to handle a cross channel electroshitty cable bringing in electroshitty from France. (There's another one adjacent to the M2).
So, to sum up. Idiot and naive government here are closing down reliable power stations whilst importing nuclear generated power from France whilst telling us that windmills and solar panels are the way forwards.
I'll admit i amYou’re only jealous
At the moment there is no ban on the sale of new diesel trucks by 2040, the story stems from an article on advice from The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), so no need to get knickers in a twist just yet!!!!