UK Windless Days – Fact or Fiction Dave Andrews April 19, 2009 2008 updates, Demand manage, Grid/blackouts, Interconnectors, Renewables, Wind Energy 1 Related posts: UK National Grid talking about wind in the future, when there is a high penetration Correspondence received from CSP / Trec regarding " Proposed presentation of benefits and costs of European Supergrid by Dr Gregor Czisch" A very significant admission by the US FERC chairman that the issue of integrating variable sources of power is not such a big issue Critique of Carbon Trust Report – Offshore Wind Power By Dave Andrews Related Posts Are nuclear energy and wind energy fundamentally incompatible in large penetrations due to the intermittency of one and the inflexibility of the other? What happens to wind power when there is no wind? Why it makes perfect sense that old, polluting and inefficient coal fired power stations should be retained and receive a capacity payment Falling Hydro, Rising Renewables wind from 4.3% to 32.7% net in renewables, excl. hydro in 10 years. UKERC topic scoping workshop (TPA – Technology and Policy Assessment theme) 1 Comment HCampbell August 19, 2010, 1:31 pm Reply I came across this site and although quite an old report I thought i’d leave a comment. The issue really isnt about windless days as we well know that there are windless days. There is the obvoius solution storage of excess energy when there is excess energy produced via renewable sources. The excess energy produced could be stored in the form of hydrogen, stored in our old oil/gas reservoirs to use on the windless days….simples. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentYou may use these <abbr title="HyperText Markup Language">HTML</abbr> tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Yes, add me to your mailing list.