Thursday, 5 June 2014

Sustainability vs reliability - does our electricity system work?

The short answer is yes - thanks to National Grid and the DNO's we have one of the most reliable electricity systems in the world.
How reliable would it be if we relied on wind and solar energy, with a bit of very expensive storage for times when the wind doesn't blow and the sun doesn't shine? Not very.

This is the argument used by anti renewable campaigners - and if we do nothing about managing our demand, they are right.

Every march begins with a single step.

Install a time switch on your immersion heater and freezer, and use your dishwasher and washing machine after 8pm at night or when the sun is shining!

Don't wait for smart meters - it'll take too long!
Act now!