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This can be a problem and power needs to be dumped somewhere until the reactor output is reduced.
I seem to remember Dave (shorts) suggesting in the past that some energy might be stored in massive flywheels which can be used either to soak up energy excess (when present), or make up shortfalls to help iron out sudden load peaks. Does anyone know whether this is true, however?
Shows the current state of the UK grid...http://www.dynamicdemand.co.uk/grid.htmand has some useful info...
Correct.The DC cross-channel link is used in that way.The UK is mostly a net importer but, during the hot weather, the Nuclear plant in France couldn't run at maximum because the cooling water was not sufficient. We were selling them Energy!