And Food Poisoning Cases will shoot through the Roof? What is not appreciated is that when fridges are turned back on they automatically go through a defrost cycle which uses considerably more energy than when operating as a fridge! Just shows how brain dead these numpties are.
Wind farm expansion will require fridges to be switched off at times of peak demand
Emily Gosden — The Telegraph (UK) — April 10, 2014
Britain’s increasing reliance on wind power in the 2020s could cause power shortages without a radical overhaul of the grid, including automatic control of household appliances.
Household fridges and freezers will need to be automatically switched off at times when Britain’s electricity demand is high, in order to keep the lights on as Britain becomes more reliant on wind energy, experts say.
The current electricity grid will struggle to cope with the number of wind farms expected to be built by the early 2020s because the power they produce is so intermittent, according to a report from the Royal Academy of Engineering.
A radical overhaul of the way the electricity system is managed – including a “smart grid” that can control household appliances to reduce…
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