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Author Topic: Fine Balance In The Electricity Supply.  (Read 1883 times)


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Fine Balance In The Electricity Supply.
« on: February 29, 2008, 11:59:43 PM »

I have a set of 6 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 (G992.3) line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
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Re: Fine Balance In The Electricity Supply.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008, 12:15:09 AM »


It may have been predictable that West Germany would beat England on penalties in the 1990 World Cup semi-final; but could anyone have foreseen that the power surge afterwards, as a nation drowned its sorrows in tea, would kick demand upwards by the equivalent of two-and-a-half nuclear power stations?

I remember another instance similar to this, but what it was is that the forecaster's had forgotten to take into account the popularity of a particular TV program, when the commercial brake came on, "yep you guessed it" power surge time, with lights dimming all over the place as the kettles were all being put on at the same time.


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Re: Fine Balance In The Electricity Supply.
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 03:47:49 AM »

Interesting article with some good info in there.
I also remember the "Corrie Incident"

But this statement made me laugh

"Cold snaps dramatically increase power consumption"

erm...  really?     :D
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