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Derek M
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@batalto

It is true that as a country we are consuming less electrical energy than before, but is that because much of our heavy industry has been shipped abroad?

Electrical distribution systems are designed using a diversification factor, which assumes that not every household will switch everything on at the same time. By encouraging everyone to have one or more EV's along with a large battery storage system, both of which they are being guided by price to switch on during a 4 hour period over night, then I suspect this could create an overload problem in more than one area.

I think we may need someone in the decision making process that has more than a sprinkling of common sense. 


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Posted by: @derek-m

@batalto

It is true that as a country we are consuming less electrical energy than before, but is that because much of our heavy industry has been shipped abroad?

Electrical distribution systems are designed using a diversification factor, which assumes that not every household will switch everything on at the same time. By encouraging everyone to have one or more EV's along with a large battery storage system, both of which they are being guided by price to switch on during a 4 hour period over night, then I suspect this could create an overload problem in more than one area.

I think we may need someone in the decision making process that has more than a sprinkling of common sense. 

Between 2010 and 2021 according to statistics on gov.uk

Commercial down 17%

Domestic down 8%

Industrial down 19%


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