The European Blackout Risk

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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http://euanmearns.com/the-european-blackout-risk/

Roger Andrews has an interesting post today at Euan’s site:

At 2000 hours Central European Time on February 8, 2012 combined electricity demand in the UK, France and Germany peaked at a high of 231GW during a winter cold snap. This caused no serious problems at the time, but the UK, France and Germany could have a combined total of as little as 210GW of capacity on-line this winter, and if another 231GW demand peak coincides with 210GW of available capacity the alternatives will be either large-scale “demand side” management (i.e. paying lots of industries and businesses to shut down) or blackouts.

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