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Author Topic: Max Coal Generation %age this winter?  (Read 1109 times)
MeatyFool
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« on: October 16, 2019, 01:56:29 PM »

Just a bit of fluff.

What will be the maximum %age of electrical generation derived from coal this winter?

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2019/may/25/the-power-switch-tracking-britains-record-coal-free-run

shows that last winter we hit somewhere between 10% and 20% (hard to tell).  Anyone think we will see sub 10% maximum?

Myself, probably not this winter, but soon.  With Fiddlers Ferry and Aberthaw due to close this spring, may be next winter.

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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2019, 06:38:16 PM »

If we have a long drawn out cold spell and gas reserves get severely depleted, then
coal would be maxxed out on the UK mainland at about 7.5GW, assuming 1GW at Fiddlers Ferry, 2 units already shut down, Assuming a 50 GW demand, that is about 15%.
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