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(BBC-US)   There has been an "incident" at a key energy facility which may destabilize British utility prices. British authorities have it under control and have no need for assistance. This transmission ends now   (bbc.com) divider line
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2021-09-16 11:08:43 AM  
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2021-09-16 12:05:26 PM  
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2021-09-16 12:17:43 PM  
Was it an act of god?

/and which god?
 
2021-09-16 12:19:18 PM  
Do we report this?

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Are you kidding?

/quality reference subs
 
2021-09-16 12:39:25 PM  
9 days. Criminy.
 
2021-09-16 12:47:45 PM  

Comic Book Guy: Do we report this?

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Are you kidding?

/quality reference subs


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2021-09-16 1:43:37 PM  
a: What the PR machine would say if the entire facility suddenly vanished

//technically, the incident would be over at that point...
 
2021-09-16 2:01:46 PM  
my supplier went bust 2 days ago, utility point.

"don't touch your direct debit" they said.
"lolololololololololololololol" I said as I cancelled it
 
2021-09-16 2:42:19 PM  

Comic Book Guy: Do we report this?

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Are you kidding?

/quality reference subs


UK cut off from the cheap nuclear wessels.

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2021-09-16 2:45:04 PM  
Wasn't this a TV series on one of the streaming sites a year or two ago?  And we just need to get a new turbine through the blockade of a bunch of militant Yorkshiremen or something?
 
2021-09-16 3:48:29 PM  
I think the coolest thing I know about the UK electric grid is they have a hydroelectric plant that they can turn on in an instant during halftime of footy games because everyone gets up and puts on their electric kettle for tea. Then they pump water back up the hill into the reservoir during off-peak times.
 
2021-09-16 4:23:16 PM  

GaperKiller: I think the coolest thing I know about the UK electric grid is they have a hydroelectric plant that they can turn on in an instant during halftime of footy games because everyone gets up and puts on their electric kettle for tea. Then they pump water back up the hill into the reservoir during off-peak times.


Welcome to pumped storage hydropower.  You're going to see a lot more if it with the deployment of intermittent renewable power sources.
 
2021-09-16 5:08:16 PM  
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2021-09-16 5:14:02 PM  

WelldeadLink: Comic Book Guy: Do we report this?

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Are you kidding?

/quality reference subs

UK cut off from the cheap nuclear wessels.

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The UK has two interconnects with France.
 
2021-09-16 6:57:24 PM  
Sorry, so a fire from a dangerous fossil fuel plant requires cuts to renewables?  It's not fossil fuels which is the problem here?
Also, can't the UK government expedite the repairs?  Do they need Japanese engineers?  If only the UK had skilled labor.  Maybe if they built some universities?
/Brexit
 
2021-09-16 11:24:28 PM  

steve_wmn: Wasn't this a TV series on one of the streaming sites a year or two ago?  And we just need to get a new turbine through the blockade of a bunch of militant Yorkshiremen or something?


Cobra. Not great, not terrible. I mean, good cast, sort of absurd premise. I watched it twice; would watch it again on a sufficiently dull weekend afternoon.
 
2021-09-16 11:36:47 PM  

Oreamnos: steve_wmn: Wasn't this a TV series on one of the streaming sites a year or two ago?  And we just need to get a new turbine through the blockade of a bunch of militant Yorkshiremen or something?

Cobra. Not great, not terrible. I mean, good cast, sort of absurd premise. I watched it twice; would watch it again on a sufficiently dull weekend afternoon.


That is not the Cobra movie I remember.
 
2021-09-17 8:41:07 AM  

Northern: Sorry, so a fire from a dangerous fossil fuel plant requires cuts to renewables?  It's not fossil fuels which is the problem here?
Also, can't the UK government expedite the repairs?  Do they need Japanese engineers?  If only the UK had skilled labor.  Maybe if they built some universities?
/Brexit


Not cut, just subsidized via different means, so it gets to continue on life support. Yay?
 
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