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Old 05-26-2018, 01:51 PM   #1871 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by redpoint5 View Post
Sure, but the point remains.

That doesn't solve the problem of the intermittency of renewables. You might be able to build the system to cope with normal fluctuations due to day / night, but a couple unexpected weeks of overcast creates an energy deficit. The nuke output still has to be sized to supply 100% of the demand 100% of the time, and if it cannot be throttled, then there is no benefit to renewables.
If the nuke can handle the total load,and there's a provision to handle the down-times for scheduled turbine maintenance or fuel replacement (?),then there's be no need for any other provider?

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