- Jun 12, 2013
Are you aware that we already have three nuclear reactors in SA? A twin power reactor of 1940 MW at Koeberg and a 10MW research reactor at Pelindaba, in case you forgot.
Really? Is that why at no point did you manage to actually bring evidence that stated nuclear over a mix of other renewable sources? I don't remember you doing so.Lol you've proven nothing. Some very wishful thinking and retrofitting there. Science is not on your side. Just desperate straw grabbing.
The irony is that if the world went nuclear it will be depleted in 20 years time and future generations would be robbed of having it as a contingency. Nuclear is the least sustainable source of energy. Also where are these 4th gen reactors? Oh yes, still in testing phase with only partial completion. Our nuclear regulatory agency also didn't fare so good lately with a number of breaches at Koeberg and they're heading the same way as our railway and aviation regulators.The world is going to need a lot more Nuclear Power going forward.
It's actually the key to solving the climate crisis problem.
Nuclear is the ultimate green energy, and the energy intensive solution with the smallest footprint.
Yes, it's expensive, but that's because it can't cut corners.
4th Generation Nuclear generation is incredibly safe and has very little waste (if any at all).
The MAIN problem in South Africa is building it without government corruption.
I say they should leave it to third party private industry with the necessary Nuclear oversight.
We already have a very good nuclear regulatory agency.
Just the lowest cost isn't a good thing. It should be the best value for money, but that makes it quite complicated and too subjective for our government. I just hope if we get something that it is something that works.Let me guess... From the Russians. Even if they are not the lowest bidder.
I plead sincerely, can we at least change the version? And how about adopting semantic versioning now? Major.Minor.Patch.Fix ?2045... zim 2.0
Can we hire some other people to test it out instead? The first version didn't go very well and I don't want to be a test subject.I plead sincerely, can we at least change the version? And how about adopting semantic versioning now? Major.Minor.Patch.Fix ?
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We also use to build coal power stations and run them very efficiently.. but the reality is that Eskom of the past and Eskom of present are very different entities.We've had nuclear power here since 1976 without any incident due to natural disaster or any other cause.
Because they are not powerful enough (at least under current technology) to carry a national grid under peak or heavy load through the entire night. The national grid is not a small transistor radio, it needs more than batteries. The fact that you think it can shows that you are naively ignorant about the science involved here.Why? You keep posting nonsense like this, and never back it up.
Why would batteries not be allowed in the mix if they're cost effective?
Are you joking? At what point did I say battery should be the full grid for the entire night? I said, why can't it be part of the grid if cost-effective, e.g. if you need an extra 20MW load for a short spike or to control voltage.Because they are not powerful enough (at least under current technology) to carry a national grid under peak or heavy load through the entire night. The national grid is not a small transistor radio, it needs more than batteries. The fact that you think it can shows that you are naively ignorant about the science involved here.
Batteries are great for quick frequency response.Furthermore, in order to integrate more wind energy into an island system in Alaska, the electricityutility installed a 3MW battery storage system instead of connecting more diesel generation asspinning reserve. In addition to mitigating the curtailment of energy from wind farms, the lead-acidbattery system is capable of providing frequency response within 0.5s if required.
The Zhangbei National Wind and Solar Energy Storage and Transmission Demonstration Projectincludes a total of 17MW/70MWh of energy storage through a combination of lithium-ion andvanadium redox flow battery technologies. The use of batteries supports the integration of wind, solarand other renewable energy providing frequency regulation and voltage support to the grid