By Paul Homewood
We’ve looked at power capacity scenarios for 2050, but that of course is much too far away for us to know what the grid then will actually look like. If in 2040, say, the powers that be realise we are heading for oblivion, I strongly suspect they will simply go back to building an army of CCGT plants again, and repudiate the nonsense bestowed upon them by the current crop of idiots.
However we can realistically foresee what the grid will look like in the mid to late 2020s.
We currently have 55.8MW of dispatchable capacity. This is based on BEIS data at the end of 2019, but excludes Hunterston B nuclear, which we now understand won’t reopen.
It also excludes two CCGTs, Sutton Bridge and Baglan, which are mothballed due to being in administration – these may be bought from the Receiver, but interest at the moment seems non existent.
[By the way – the lists which follow are to my best knowledge. If anybody has more information, please let me know and I will update].
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November 29, 2020 at 12:03PM