Comment posted Water Resources (Scotland) Bill introduced – issues arising by John Sinclair.
“madness” well put.
John Sinclair also commented
- There are two tunnels feeding four generators and one tail race. So in theory two can generate and two can pump. Interesting to know the hydraulics of water flow in the tail race if they do pump and generate at same time. As I said its what I was told, yes I do find it hard to beleave, but the “unstable” wind generation has brought in a new vairable in to the market. Yet again someone in the know could correct me, years ago I read the maximum of wind power on a grid could only be 16% and then the excess would be exported to a more stable grid. Are we not being conected up to Norway. I may be getting my facts wrong, but there should be an open and transparent debate on energy production.
- Reading my comment does not make sense, but the whole nature of the market has evolved. When I was told they were pumping and generating at the same time I did not beleave either. Two different people have told me about the expansion, I know that still does not make it true. Hopefully someone in the known will correct me if I am wrong.
- My understanding is there is a limit on how much wind power can be connected live to the grid, go above and the grid becomes unstable. Hydro powered by a dam is very stable and the limiting factor is the volume of water. Correct me if I am wrong but Cruachan has started pumping and generating at the same time and a new cavern is in the planning stage along with building a bigger dam. All hydro stations are being reassessed for environmental damage, in America some have been dismantled http://vimeo.com/31305629. There are many good solutions out there, some will not make corporation the profit and will undermined their monopoly.
- Very interesting, trying to get my head round it, Tom Johnstone (After leaving Parliament he was Chairman of the Scottish National Forestry Commission (1945-48), Chairman of North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board (1946-59), Chancellor of Aberdeen University (1951-65) and governor of the British Broadcasting Board (1955-56).) led the way at one point for Hydro Power, I might be wrong, no public money was spent, the profit paid of the debt very quickly, then sold of cheaply by Thatcher to give us all cheap energy.
Recent comments by John Sinclair
- Oban Councillor raises issue of closure of town’s only play park
There is no” Joint up thinking”, people get annoyed at me when I say the total political system needs to be changed. Can I ask those people now, explain why we pay out millions to bankers and those likes and we can not even have a play park in Oban for our future generation. Correct me if I am wrong, was that play park one of the most used on the West Coast of Scotland?, who help to fund some of the equipment? This Saturday Oban was like a “ghost” town, most ferries were not running, road closures. Time for a change, sadly this will not happen. All the best to Freddie, hope he gets back in, many metaphors can be used “give the pot a good stir”, the one which conjurers up a visual image “a loose canon” with in a bureaucratic juggernaut. What about RoboCop or Judge Dredd.
- The continuator state in a broken union: the Soviet situation
- Salmond snubbed oil and gas industry in Aberdeen – but John Reid wowed the room
From comrade to Baron Reid of Cardowan.
- First design prize awarded for affordable island house
Add in all the red tape too, so happens tomorrow is the first day of actual groundwork on my new build, years of feeding £000s of pounds into the bureaucratic machine to get to the build stage. When I installed a wood burning stove in my house, it virtually cost more for the paper work than the actual work of installing it. At one point they were demanding that I went for planning permission.
- Argyll and Bute Council on track to lose £80k per annum to Waitrose
“Please publish your name!”
powered by SEO Super Comments