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  • #41
    Originally posted by Jimbo View Post
    yeah, power plants are designed to cover alien demans! wtf!
    Guess you figure that all industrial uses of electricity are supplied by their own independent source. WTF?


    • #42
      what is your concept of "user"?


      • #43
        I'm no "power plant expert", but I worked for several years at a power production company, so I have some clue what I'm talking about.

        First of, you are right in that a power consumption reduction of a single W will not make any difference at all in total emissions, as you can't adjust production to that degree of precision. Additionally, most power plants always run at full capacity, as running them on partial capacity is not nearly as efficient. However,when the total demand on the regional grid drops several MW, entire power plants will shut down to save fuel (in my case the "regional" grid covers Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark, approximately 25 million people, so that only a few W per person). Whichever power plant on the regional grid has the lowest fuel efficiency ($ per produced MW) will shut down first when consumption drops, and start last when it increases. On this grid, and probably on most grids, those are the Oil Plants (daytime) or Coal Plants (nighttime, when the Oil Plants are turned off anyway due to lower demand), and shutting down one of those makes a huge difference in emissions, even per W produced (on average).

        Originally posted by deanjo View Post
        And yet the net change in world emissions have not dropped since those have been in place.
        Of course not, as power consumption still increases. But thanks to those regulations emissions has increased less than it would have without them...
        Last edited by Jonno; 05-22-2011, 03:25 PM.


        • #44

          I'd be more interested in knowing if MeeGo finally ships with a working Poulsbo driver!!?