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Old 9th January 2021, 22:59   #21
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Electric cars electric heating, electric buses...... has anyone told National Grid?



They'll have to link up more inter-connectors to EU countries to keep the lights on or BEV's charged up here.



The National grid is getting lots or clean energy from Norway's hydro electricity.
The continent is being linked up into one large electricity grid where the time zone difference to the UK means when it is peak time here they get electricity from the continent where it's past peak time there & visa versa.



If they had to rely on solar power in Lancashire then we're screwed here

https://www.nationalgrid.com/our-bus...cleaner-future
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Surely Norways time difference is only an hour and if they go electric heating etc as well, with their winter temps and long winter darkness hours will they have any to spare?
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Surely Norways time difference is only an hour and if they go electric heating etc as well, with their winter temps and long winter darkness hours will they have any to spare?



The bigwig at the National Grid Graham Cooper says they're ready for however many EV's come onto the system


If your Gas boiler is on it's last legs & you want to replace it with another one you've only got until 2025 or is it 2030 before the Ban.
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Is that a ban on replacements, or a ban on installations in new builds? If it's the latter it's not really a problem for householders, but if it's the latter it surely means a heck of a problem for an awful lot of property owners.
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I've just checked and the ban I on all fossil fuel boilers as from 2023 on new build houses. That date was recently brought forward from 2025. They estimate that it will add £5k to the cost of a new house. The estimate for converting an existing house is £26k (gulp). Rather like electric vehicles it seems odd that they're just pushing the emissions further upstream to the power stations.
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The bigwig at the National Grid Graham Cooper says they're ready for however many EV's come onto the system
...and he is correct. In my capacity as a Councillor I have been told that the Grid can isolate and switch off all electric car charging points if supply is nearing capacity. Nice to wake up to go to work expecting the car to be charged and find it not so!
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Is that a ban on replacements, or a ban on installations in new builds? If it's the latter it's not really a problem for householders, but if it's the latter it surely means a heck of a problem for an awful lot of property owners.

I may be wrong for replacement gas boilers as they've been changing the goal posts a bit lately, they've brought the time line forward from 2025 to 2023 for new builds that wont be connected to the gas main, I wonder what will happen to oil fired heating systems!
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Just had a call from the DNO people saying they will be coming to upgrade this old shared loop electricity system on the 21st January
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Just had a call from the DNO people saying they will be coming to upgrade this old shared loop electricity system on the 21st January
Better have the candles and torches on hand then! Seriously, you need something to go well in this long saga!
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Better have the candles and torches on hand then! Seriously, you need something to go well in this long saga!

LOL yeah I'll breathe a sigh of relief when they've finished the job upgrading these 20th century electricity systems up to today's code. They'll have to upgrade thousands of these types shared loop electrics on old properties if people want to get a BEV & charge it at home.
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