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Coal fired power stations - we love you really
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Kevin Holohan
2021-09-15 12:37:06 UTC
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Looks like some of the remaining coal fired power stations are being warmed up to support the grid in response to little wind, high gas prices and a fire shutting down one of the French interconnects.

"The market price at one of the UK’s main electricity auctions cleared at a record price of £2,500 per megawatt-hour for the hours of peak demand on Wednesday, compared with a typical baseload price of about £40/MWh throughout 2019 and 2020."

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/15/fire-shuts-one-of-uk-most-important-power-cables-in-midst-of-supply-crunch
Sysadmin
2021-09-15 13:12:12 UTC
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Post by Kevin Holohan
Looks like some of the remaining coal fired power stations are being
warmed up to support the grid in response to little wind, high gas
prices and a fire shutting down one of the French interconnects.
"The market price at one of the UK’s main electricity auctions cleared
at a record price of £2,500 per megawatt-hour for the hours of peak
demand on Wednesday, compared with a typical baseload price of about
£40/MWh throughout 2019 and 2020."
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/15/fire-shuts-one-of-uk-
most-important-power-cables-in-midst-of-supply-crunch

Get the scrubbers working.
The Natural Philosopher
2021-09-15 14:36:08 UTC
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Post by Kevin Holohan
Post by Kevin Holohan
Looks like some of the remaining coal fired power stations are being
warmed up to support the grid in response to little wind, high gas
prices and a fire shutting down one of the French interconnects.
"The market price at one of the UK’s main electricity auctions cleared
at a record price of £2,500 per megawatt-hour for the hours of peak
demand on Wednesday, compared with a typical baseload price of about
£40/MWh throughout 2019 and 2020."
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/15/fire-shuts-one-of-uk-
most-important-power-cables-in-midst-of-supply-crunch
Get the scrubbers working.
That's no way to refer to the 'me too' brigade. But I do privately agree.
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Brian Gaff (Sofa)
2021-09-16 06:40:48 UTC
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Well they will just have to tell those electric car owners to work from home
then.
Brian
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Looks like some of the remaining coal fired power stations are being warmed
up to support the grid in response to little wind, high gas prices and a
fire shutting down one of the French interconnects.

"The market price at one of the UK's main electricity auctions cleared at a
record price of £2,500 per megawatt-hour for the hours of peak demand on
Wednesday, compared with a typical baseload price of about £40/MWh
throughout 2019 and 2020."

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/15/fire-shuts-one-of-uk-most-important-power-cables-in-midst-of-supply-crunch
ARW
2021-09-20 19:19:04 UTC
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Post by Kevin Holohan
Looks like some of the remaining coal fired power stations are being warmed up to support the grid in response to little wind, high gas prices and a fire shutting down one of the French interconnects.
"The market price at one of the UK’s main electricity auctions cleared at a record price of £2,500 per megawatt-hour for the hours of peak demand on Wednesday, compared with a typical baseload price of about £40/MWh throughout 2019 and 2020."
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/sep/15/fire-shuts-one-of-uk-most-important-power-cables-in-midst-of-supply-crunch
There is a viewpoint near me where you can see Ferry Bridge, Eggborough
and Drax.

Ferrybridge is making smoke but it's not coal.
Andy Burns
2021-09-20 19:22:13 UTC
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Post by ARW
Ferrybridge is making smoke but it's not coal.
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrybridge_power_stations#Ferrybridge_Multifuel_(2011%E2%80%93present)>
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