Is 100% Renewable Possible By 2050? - Interconnectors

29 feb. 2020
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  • Just hook bitcoin miners to surplus energy production to make it profitable

    TerahTerah10 dagen geleden
  • Go EU!

    Loris PerfettoLoris Perfetto17 dagen geleden
  • we should never have our energy in only one basket. we should have several types so we are not left with our pants down to our ankles with no solution available. hope we are smart about this.

    rick haydenrick hayden22 dagen geleden
  • 100 times better that Poland, Germany and Ukraine become nuclear powers in the following period of 5-10 years and protect themselves properly from Russia. They can't depend on foreigners France, UK and USA for protection. It's very unreliable to depend on some foreign country. Russia respects small North Korea more than it respects Germany, Poland ,Ukraine, Scandinavia. Wonder why?

    PG trojkaPG trojkaMaand geleden
  • I hope the European Supergrid won't be managed as well as the Covid vaccine campaign. Then is Russia as a permanent menace. Until we sort out the competence new "blue blood" of European public servants and we manage to keep Russia away from us by all means, European Supergrid will be a liability not an asset.

    B MB MMaand geleden
  • Why get rid of nuclear and make a hard existential problem even harder? Nuclear energy has already saved millions of lives from air pollution I guess it makes sense humans would be like "thanks go die now."

    Tyson BryantTyson BryantMaand geleden
  • the eu is so much more a coherent state than the us ever will be haha - that so by not even being a state lol

    Pascal DickhoffPascal DickhoffMaand geleden
  • No, it is required by 2030!

    GodGod2 maanden geleden
  • Experience has shown the wind farm failure in El Hierro in the Canary Islands. The experience feedback on the island's energy autonomy by means of intermittent energies is a fabulous disaster. The installations cost 80 million euros for a production of only 34% thanks to the particularly very windy location. The rest of the time it is necessary to resort to the thermal power station. The inability of the wind turbines to supply 100% of the electricity to the island of El Hierro in the Canaries should have served as a lesson and put an end to all current installation projects. Men are unable to learn from their mistakes!

    VirgiliusVirgilius2 maanden geleden
  • Excellent inventions technology in 21st century generation bro 💚💖💖💖💖 2025

    tejas rtejas r2 maanden geleden
  • What do you think of LNG and RNG?

    Marinelli Bros PodcastMarinelli Bros Podcast2 maanden geleden
  • I think if humanity could shift their energy use in manufacturing, transportations, and homes from fossil fuels to 100% clean energy. Then what's left of oil below the earth will surely be enough for centuries to come

    Allah ServantAllah Servant2 maanden geleden
  • I have seen another video,, which says Germany is reducing the number of windmills. Germany goes renewable too much. They have exported excess electricity which is unstable and inferior and imported stable and superior one. However the tactic no longer goes well. Too much unstable electricity flows into European power grids and makes it fragile. I think that selling excess and unstable electricity to stabilize its own power grids is like pushing their failures onto others.

    がうがうわんこがうがうわんこ2 maanden geleden
  • Imagine if we invest 1 trilion in small new gen nuclear reactors.. Renewable it is a scheme to drain money from the poor and give to the rich..

    Matheus LimaMatheus Lima2 maanden geleden
    • What a load of BS.

      Bluesbr0therBluesbr0therMaand geleden
  • fossil fuel is potential energy that has been stored since the beginning of time. For kinetic wind and solar energy to match the reliability of fossil fuel, it must first be stored. The problem is that for renewables to match the reliability of fossil fuel, the storage of renewable energy needs to approach an infinite value, It just will not happen!

    Chris KapsambelisChris Kapsambelis2 maanden geleden
  • You can check out the Danish power grid in real time here if you like: - it shows both import and export.

    RedSntRedSnt2 maanden geleden
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    Jack FordJack Ford2 maanden geleden
  • All of you that want to save the environment, stop buying phones and computers and video game consoles and TVs and all other products. Stop driving your cars and heating and cooling your homes. You talk the talk but you don't walk the walk. Its sickening to listen to this crap... ...

    b Sb S2 maanden geleden
  • OK but if all of the US states were perfectly interconnected and equipped with enough renewables, it still wouldn't change the fact that solar would probably have to be disconnected in summer because, you know, summer basically happens in all states at the same time (solar load goes up when demand goes down). And you're still going to need load following plants. And if you want to go for nuclear, they can do load following, but they deteriorate faster due to cyclic fatigue... Really, i don't see the point of large scale rewables implementation until it's implemented along same-day and year-round storage facilities.

    S CS C2 maanden geleden
  • Wasted energy can be used to mine more cryptocurrency

    Chee woh ChawChee woh Chaw2 maanden geleden
  • The technology doesn't exist to replace fossil fuels. With today's technology we would have to replace every inch of forest land and farm land and wet land with solar panels and wind farms and that still wouldn't be enough. Can you imagine the impact it would have on the environment if they attempted to implement this?

    b Sb S2 maanden geleden
  • Respectfully, I think you still ignore the two major issues of wind and solar Intermittency Sheer amount of land area that must be dedicated to them Michael Shellenberger discusses those at length here No matter how much green capacity you still have to face the intermittent issue Yes, there are currently batteries but those are vastly costly, require gargantuan mining, and only last so many recharge cycles before they are degraded (typically about 2 yrs). You discussed those issues in one of you other vids. Then to land area, due to the far lower energy density of wind n solar compared to coal, nat gas, and especially nuclear, they require FAR larger land areas to obtain the same installed capacity as say a nuke plant. But they still have the intermittency issue that a nuke plant does not As Michael points out, if Germany had invested their $580 billion in nuke plants they would already be 100% green for energy production . But they are not and won't be for years And then, as we see in California and Germany...with that shift to wind and solar has been a dramatic increase in electricity prices for consumers. How can that be if wind and solar are so much cheaper? What is causing the higher prices? But in Europe, we see France (mostly nuke) pay far lower prices for electricity and.....have far lower CO2 emissions for their electricity production than Germany. And....that nuke runs 24/7/365

    GeorgeGeorge2 maanden geleden
  • I bet this is now postponed after the mess the EU has made of Covid and the exit of the UK cash cow

    Steve HaywardSteve Hayward2 maanden geleden
  • Just make natural gas renewable like the EU did

    Terence IutziTerence Iutzi2 maanden geleden
  • How about a look at the engineering of vertical wind turbines? Would be interesting to know the advantages and why they haven’t taken off...

    Matthis DroletMatthis Drolet3 maanden geleden
  • Dropped ball on this one. Dubbed 'Real Engineering', but not revealing all the problems of this interconnector projects. Like, surprise, the sun is not shining over the whole of Europe almost at the same time. Most of the wind capacity is on the Atlantic coast, so when Atlantic is calm, the whole Europe drops on wind generation. And while it's interconnected, it might do down at the same time if there's no capacity to meet peak demand. We were already on the verge of it happening several times. Next, passing energy over a distance means losses. If it's AC line - big losses. If it's DC line, less big losses, but expensive end stations. Superconductors? Upcoming, needs ton of R&D and costs double of a gas pipe with the same energy transit capacity. There are a lot of problems that make 100% VRE generation impossible.

    ImaskarDonoImaskarDono3 maanden geleden
  • The wasted energy from California could have produced 3,800tons of hydrogen. Equivalent to 380,000,000km of range for hydrogen powered cars. Zero emissions. 190,000MWh/0.05MWh/kg = 3,800,000kg 100km/kg*3,800,000kg =380,000,000km

    JoshJosh3 maanden geleden
  • The Hornsdale power reserve in Australia was the world’s biggest back-up battery when it was built in 2017. It had 129 MWh of storage (equivalent of 3225 40 KWh EV batteries) yet it cannot store enough energy to buffer solar. Why? It can provide a total of 70 MW for just 10 minutes or 30 MW for 3 hours. That's TINY. What it does is buffer a wind farm so that when the wind dies off it gives the utility enough time to bring a Natural Gas fired turbine on line. To store enough energy from a solar farm the size of one nuclear power plant (1000 MWe) to last through one single night would require a battery about 90 times bigger than Hornsdale (more in the winter when daylight hours are few) but Hornsdale cost over $70 million US dollars. Even a battery 90 times larger than Hornsdale costing $6.0 billion wouldn't be anywhere near big enough to buffer the solar farm through a single day of cloudy weather, let alone a week. Do the math. That's why batteries won't turn solar a reliable source. No matter how many solar farms you have in the US, there will be many hours when the entirety of the US is dark, so a connected grid isn’t the answer either. Think!

    Mark MeridianMark Meridian3 maanden geleden
  • 100% renewable is a myth. Especially with wind and solar!

    Keith HarleyKeith Harley3 maanden geleden
  • Why not more nuclear?

    Finger Flower Studios.Finger Flower Studios.3 maanden geleden
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    Robert PlattRobert Platt3 maanden geleden
  • My preference is river micro-electric dams Think river weirs


  • ^_^

    SSJSmithSSJSmith3 maanden geleden
    • He uses an argument the sci-fi film blade runner he is so out-of-date it is SCARY!! Turbine research is looking at reducing bird deaths by painting one blade blaCK 70% reduction and using sound to signal to the bats to keep them away from the turbines. The waste storage is a DEAD ☢ RADIOACTIVE AREA FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. SMILEY ☢ FACE - Lets think of the sky CO2 but not the soil - BREATH DON'T EAT!!!

      SUPER TOASTERSUPER TOASTER3 maanden geleden
  • When will part 2 appear?

    Przemek StepienPrzemek Stepien3 maanden geleden
  • California is quickly becoming a third world country. I moved from that state with no intention of ever returning. I only hope that Texas, my new home state can resist going down the same political path. People are fleeing the state of California in droves. Politics is not what they do best.

    Russell InmanRussell Inman3 maanden geleden
  • Let’s get something clear the EU is not Europe is putin included in this?

    kevxsi16vkevxsi16v3 maanden geleden
  • Europe is maybe the best thing that a country can join

    Alessio LivoliAlessio Livoli3 maanden geleden
  • 💚

    alx bdalx bd3 maanden geleden
  • PhD Policy scholar here, I wrote and taught a course on U.S. energy policy in particular. When you talk about California fearing loss of governance of its market, you've err'd. That's Texas. CAISO is interconnected and under the jursidiction of the FERC. Texas' ERCOT grid is entirely intra-state, aside from a laughably miniscule DC connection in the north of the state. Your discussion about why this is a problem still stands, obviously, but if you ever hear about a state in the USA 'fearing loss of governance authority' you can always bet it's "We can secede whenever we want" Texas. The source you cite is talking about the merging of CAISO with a bunch of other grids on an administrative level into a larger RTO.

    The American Democracy: A User's ManualThe American Democracy: A User's Manual3 maanden geleden
  • Mostly "Real Engineering" research is well done before posting video. This time I have my doubtslossesskin effect and where these DC-lines are used. By the way : When France is used as an intermediate supplier between Spain and Norway I do not see why the losses are less...

    Bart EmbrechtsBart Embrechts3 maanden geleden
  • Wind and solar are so cheap, blah blah blah blah. Europe is doing so good that they have an excess of green energy and have to pay people to take it away blah blah blah blah blah blah blah So why is Germany mining all that brown ignite coal??? You know, Brown lignite the lowest grade, dirtiest, most polluting, lowest BTU content coal that there is. Are they eating it for breakfast cereal in the morning? Maybe they're making pie crusts out of it. And China, wonderful China is leading the world in green energy. They're so good and they're so great if only we could be more like China. But doesn't it seem funny that China was still manufacturing brand new coal-fired steam locomotives up until the year 2000? China was operating coal-fired steam locomotives in some of the most filthy dirty mining operations I have ever seen. And they just retired their coal burning steam locomotives in 2018.

    Joe CummingsJoe Cummings4 maanden geleden
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    Lol ZZZLol ZZZ4 maanden geleden
  • I miss in this vid the important point of power storage. Yes a fully integrated european powergrid will help to better smothen out lows and peaks in powerproduction, but if you want to go 100% renewable (so no coal, no gas (unless produced with renewable energy), no nuclear power) then you need ways to store a lot of power, especially for the winter months. For example in half of december 2020 the production of renewable power in Germany was very low, since there was little sunlight and also not much wind. Pumped storage power plants wont cut it, as their construction is dependant on topography, so suitable spots are either limited or extremly expensive to create. Using batteries as a powerbuffer is possible, but if Europe really wants to be fully renewable until 2050 (which actually isnt the goal, the goal is to be fully CO2 neutral, which isnt the same) then there should be already a lot of planing and construction going on, considering how long it takes to plan and finish such a project. If there are even enough ressources available to pull it off. So personally i am very pessimistic towards that 2050 goal, unless nuclear power will have a revival. The more stable power is produced, the smaller is the need for power storage.

    DanielDaniel4 maanden geleden
  • Wow. I never knew interconnects could go under the ocean.

    Kushagra TiwariKushagra Tiwari4 maanden geleden
  • California already consumes far more energy than they produce. So they don't have a choice but to import power from the neighboring states.

    herrschaftg35herrschaftg354 maanden geleden
  • Will France nucs power the whole of Europe during a large European anticyclone when the wind does not blow anywhere?? Dont thinks so.

    Angus Scott DickinsAngus Scott Dickins4 maanden geleden
  • Connect Iceland to Norway, Netherlands, United Kindom, and Ireland. Iceland has a lot of hydroelectric and geothermal.

    Nick DenmanNick Denman4 maanden geleden
  • This is awesome. Co-operation is what the world needs. It's exactly like this we should run our economy at large. One nation producing meat. Another energy. A third mines and everyone trades amongst themselves. Naturally one nation can do more than one thing at the same time. A resource based economy

    Niclas EkholmNiclas Ekholm4 maanden geleden
  • If any of these normal people find out what a pack of freaks you weirdos are you'll get locked up.... And everyone knows what happens to guys like you in jail... And it's not purple unicron...

    Troy HayderTroy Hayder4 maanden geleden
  • Europe really be the superior continent

    Adrian CamajAdrian Camaj4 maanden geleden
  • disconnect solar panels ? so ur telling that that cali has absolutely no coal/oil/gas/nuclear plants running ? shut those down temporarily and run *all* the solar. who the fuck is managing calis energy policy

    The SageThe Sage4 maanden geleden
    • that is the opposite of what he said

      Felix BeutinFelix Beutin4 maanden geleden
  • According to wikipedia Norway only has 3 pumped storaged power plants. In reality they don't pump water up but instead won't let it fall down. They close the valves at their hydroelectric power stations and save the water for later when they can import cheap electricity from other parts of europe.

    DomestikDomestik4 maanden geleden
    • That makes no sense why would they save the water for when they import electricity to you mean they save the water for when they can export to other european countries ?

      Felix BeutinFelix Beutin4 maanden geleden
  • I dont understand why we are even called the United States anymore we haven't been united since WW2. If we just got over all of the struggling for power and just worked together as a whole we would be in such a different place right now.

    Andrew BrownAndrew Brown4 maanden geleden
  • The Western Australian government has just launched a trial (opt-in) power tariff system. we have an epic amount of solar, about 30% of residential households have solar, so have a vast amount of relatively uncontrolled power injection through the day. the new tarriff system is set to 8c/kwh between 9am-3pm, but 55c/kwh from 3pm-9pm. when everyone has the lights, aircons, cooking appliances etc running, but little solar. then from 9pm-9am, at 20c/kwh. our base rate is 29c/kwh. we are heavily coal dependent, with a bunch of big power stations in the coalfield. also have alot of gas, fed from far north gas fields. but its not cheap as it should be for a sovereign gas source. the renewable factor has caused one of our biggest power stations (bluewater) being written off for about $1 billion. we have no mountains for pumped hydro, and no big batteries, yet. this tariff makes domestic batteries *very* appealing. our grid is hugely long way from the nearest interconnected grid, 2,500 km to the edge, n 3,500 km to the center. but a DC interconnect to the east coast could be hugely profitable. when the east coast is getting dark, we would still be baking in sun. Nice to think about, it'll be a while until it exists. but it has to be the future.

    arjovenziaarjovenzia4 maanden geleden
  • It would be nice to see Turkey connected to this grid as it is already the 8th largest producer of renewable energy, just below Japan and better off than the USA.

    Dareen YardmanDareen Yardman4 maanden geleden
  • America: Oil, coal, wind, biomass, nuclear China: Coal and wind Entire of Europe: Wind and hydro Hawaii: Garbage, wind, biomass, and hydro

    Marco's MediaMarco's Media4 maanden geleden
    • Not really the concept for the european supergrid include biomass, aswell as photovoltaic, solar thermal and geothermal power.

      Felix BeutinFelix Beutin4 maanden geleden
  • Dependent on France continuing nuclear power. To keep keep the lights on. The Gemini solar project got a billion dollars to be built. Generating only 670 mega watts. RE Ginna nuclear power plant cost 500 million in current dollars, and produces 570 mega watts. Transmission losses are almost all at the last drop down to customer voltages. Super high voltage lines basically lose no energy. And hydrogen is %@$ing garbage. Stop wasting money and breath on olit.

    SunhawkSunhawk4 maanden geleden
  • No. The answer is no.

    12ken12ken4 maanden geleden
  • I find it so disappointing that the US, which is one country, suffers from more political infighting over building infrastructure *in our own country* than the EU does between countries.

    Max EMax E4 maanden geleden
  • Proud to be European, and as an Italian, happy to lead our countries and the world in the quest for renewable energy

    Loris Martino PerfettoLoris Martino Perfetto4 maanden geleden
  • Once you integrate low current tidal power 98% can be done by 2035 to 2040 w/o much energy storage very early. Tidal turbines aka "wind turbines under water" for ebb and flood flows is available 24/7 along coastlines for baseload currently provided by coal. The night/day gap of solar and the lull days of wind can be bridged by this easily. Any excess can be stored for mobility and heat. So together with Solar and Wind we can easily progress as all major population centers are reasonably close to tidal regimes and shorelines. And it's these fertile alluvial lowlands we need to urgently protect from rising sea levels. It's this soil we can't replace in food production. It's these metropolitan areas we can't move in economies in short time. This is where your own personal life is likely happening or mutually tied to trade. Your countries self-organisation is networked to world markets by nearest major port facilities no matter where you live. So you shouöd ask politicians how they intend to secure your countries stakes in global tidal power land grabs coming up. How they secure your participation in the emerging tech and industry. Enjoy the look into their empty blank humilated stares back or a funny talk with a truly well informed person.

    CyKlone Tidal EnergyCyKlone Tidal Energy4 maanden geleden
  • Funny the all go on about renewables like solar panels are none recicalbe and full of chemicals and just end up in land fill renewables are a con and lie

    mr blazedmr blazed4 maanden geleden
  • Put scp 096 on a hamster wheel and make a person see he face and staynon the front of the hamster wheel,STONKS

    Ministério da Defesa BrasileiraMinistério da Defesa Brasileira4 maanden geleden
  • Please stop using the word “portfolio”. It’s a term used by Architects (a physical storage medium containing drawings). Why not use the word “infrastructure” in your video instead?

    Benedict MarshallBenedict Marshall4 maanden geleden
  • Goes to show that the EU is the future of europe...

    Amaury de RességuierAmaury de Rességuier4 maanden geleden
  • You could also check the European COBRAcable project interconnector

    Ark PearlArk Pearl4 maanden geleden
  • To sum up (for me and anyone else): If you expand the infrastructure of the grid across state borders (interconnections) you can expand the energy market and make everything more efficient & cleaner.

    EricEric4 maanden geleden
  • Reject Modernity: Return to Water Wheel

    Jeffrey TamJeffrey Tam4 maanden geleden
  • It is not only possible to be 100% renewable by 2030, but be Carbon Negative by then as well( we have to tell/act it like it is, not based on what we think we can or can’t do), if we transitioned the £€$Billions of fossil fuel subsidies onto funding a Carbon Negative Algea Bio Fuel transition. We could permanently sequester 10’s of Billions of Tons of CO2 every year just in the UK. For every Barrel of Algea Bio Fuel 1 Ton of CO2 is permanently sequestered!.

    G. Dave3G. Dave34 maanden geleden
  • This looks really exciting and promising

    Simon JonesSimon Jones5 maanden geleden
  • save users money LOL

    pro gamerpro gamer5 maanden geleden
  • Check-out safe no government funding - replace closed coal and out-dated nuclear power plants - no CO2 release.

    Richard LingensjoRichard Lingensjo5 maanden geleden
  • When I learn to make games well, I will make games about energy grids and renewable energy to educate people in a fun way

    Darkened ShadowDarkened Shadow5 maanden geleden
  • If I were to cover my roof with solar panels I’d spend the extra money for batteries and inverter and not even hook to the grid.,

    Chris Alden in AlaskaChris Alden in Alaska5 maanden geleden
  • 2/12/20 drove from hull to Leeds and back both eggborough and dead power stations both pumping out steam .why ? Cos it was total cloud cover and all windmills (100’s) all stationary as no fossil fuel power stations needed

    Shaun DixonShaun Dixon5 maanden geleden
  • We need a global grid

    Adrian BalboaAdrian Balboa5 maanden geleden
  • Solving engineering problems with political means just makes them harder - such grids are inherently more volatile, have more points of failure and can require heavy infrastructural maintenance. The motives of the EU are political - to reduce its members' autonomy. California has issues with federal government so it's unlikely to go for it.

    Gregory VasilyevGregory Vasilyev5 maanden geleden
  • Echoed throughout the world? Someone should let the Iranians, Chinese, Russians and Indians know what they’ve “agreed” to.

    Crossbow1987Crossbow19875 maanden geleden
  • Biogas and CO2 is an important raw material for renewable fuels for us. Our plants can be a solution for many biogas plants.

    CAPHENIACAPHENIA5 maanden geleden
  • it is amazing

    Tayyab BouzadiTayyab Bouzadi5 maanden geleden
  • This is where big data and data mining comes in to optimally run the interconnected grid.

    Paul Le GrangePaul Le Grange5 maanden geleden
  • Renewable energy is trash, let's go nuclear.

    Ashley Last NameAshley Last Name5 maanden geleden
  • UE = fake

    Max SagerMax Sager5 maanden geleden
  • Stupidity. Europe will spend trillions and still end up relying on Russia for natural gas. Improving your electrical grid is great, but the goal of 100% renewables is a recipe for failure. If I might make a suggestion, the new wave of nuclear tech (Molten Salt Reactors) would complement renewable energy sources nicely. Strange that it only took me a few minutes to find the information below, but your "leaders" still claim ignorance about the subject. Anyway, in no particular order: Elysium, Moltex, and ThorCon molten salt reactors. Here's a bonus video explaining how nuclear power can enable carbon neutral aviation fuels. Key takeaways: -Molten Salt Reactors can use "spent" fuel and waste products from conventional nuclear plants to power themselves. -New nuclear technology can be cheaper and safer than the antique tech used in older nuclear plants. -Molten salt nuclear reactors have the option of storing output in THERMAL storage during the day and converting thermal energy to electricity at night. During cloudy/low wind days nuclear can also provide baseload power. Advantage: timeshifting midday output to evening when solar goes offline and rates for power producers are more favorable. - Ability to use surplus output in alternative ways: desalination, production of carbon neutral aviation fuels, etc. Well folks, that's my spiel. You want answers? Take a look and try to keep an open mind.

    Alex P.Alex P.5 maanden geleden
  • Living in Ireland... I think hydroelectricity is something that would work well for us along with wind power. We're surrounded by water and if we keep close to the border but more than 1.6 miles (the average distance the human eye can see) we could be producing more green energy without the visual pollution everybody likes to complain about. As for marine life, we've seen them make homes out of hydroelectric stations before leading to a whole array of marine studies that can be done. I think it would be pretty cool overall and a worthy financial investment.

    Swad MasudSwad Masud5 maanden geleden
  • Why does California have brownouts and blackouts if they have all that extra power?

    james hensleyjames hensley5 maanden geleden
    • @james hensley: By spending more money on power from neighboring states. California screwed up by prematurely closing down too many power plants.

      herrschaftg35herrschaftg354 maanden geleden
    • @herrschaftg35 then how do they plan to recharge thousands of electric cars? Won't that further overload their electric grid?

      james hensleyjames hensley4 maanden geleden
    • Because they do not have "excess" power, they consume more than they produce.

      herrschaftg35herrschaftg354 maanden geleden
  • Actual real engineers would ask: what's wrong with gas-fired turbines? They are much more dispatchable than these renewables and you need to have some dispatchable capacity for stability purposes.

    Michael ChangMichael Chang5 maanden geleden
  • You should see the interconnectivity of Indian Grid. they do energy trading everyday and have a central control hub(NLDC) and 5 Zonal Load Dispatch Centres The National grid has the TagLine, One Grid, One Frequency. It is a good example how interconnectivity should be done.!

    Asutosh PatroAsutosh Patro5 maanden geleden
  • Absolutely brilliant

    Marina CastelloMarina Castello6 maanden geleden
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  • Im watching this after i designed a 100 percent reliable renewable energy system :)

    Extremist 101Extremist 1016 maanden geleden
  • It is a scam in this respect. Forests are cut down (among others Georgia USA) chopped and shredded. wood chips from forests loaded on ships for Europe. All those steps take LOTS of Diesel Fuel. In Europe the former Forests are BURNED at power plants to make electricity. SO Now there are less trees to absorb co2 and release O2. And more co2 from burned trees that take 50 years to grow back. Idiotic bio energy scheme. Could have just burned Natural Gas, released the same or less co2. And Not Burned Oil shredding trees and Bunker crude in the ships. And we would still have the trees absorbing co2 and releasing o2. A PHONY "Green" SCHEME.

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  • I think Corona will change all of this

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  • 2050 is far too ambitious, however we can realistically have 90-95% of the world's energy coming from renewables by 2100 (if we include nuclear).

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  • I like the kinetic aspect. A "larger" grid is always a bad idea. Here in the states, the companies (a monopoly for each state at least) have been selling the idea of new tech, while exposing us citizens to more brown outs. What a shame.

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  • governments need to be dropped. Politics and governments have only created problems while scientists and engineers solve problems (some of which the governments create).

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  • i hope it will not be possible because i don't want to pay huge amounts of money for that supposedly "eco electricity"

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