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if the Scandi hydro pumped storage benefited all Europe

As LondonAnalytics pointed out, it mostly isn't at present and doesn't have to be pumped storage.

That cost might be a bit high if it's only a matter of extreme peaks and troughs, a few hundred hours a year?

I think using interconnections for smoothing can be cost-effective in times of less extreme wind peaks and throughs, too: that would still mean less use of gas. This depends of course on how much of a phase shift there is between wind peaks and throughs passing the western shore of Ireland and the Netherlands (at least).

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Oct 25th, 2012 at 07:25:11 AM EST
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