The electricity sector often throws out the word “Baseload” or “Baseload Demand”. The word has been used so often that it has taken on a new meaning, with users confusing the concept of baseload demand, and baseload generation.
Archive for December, 2006
Sky Generation is one of the signatories to a challenge to the advertising done by the Canadian Nuclear Association. The ads claim that nuclear power is “Safe, reliable, and affordable”. The challenge has been launched with the Canadian Competition Bureau, which has jurisdiction over false advertising claims, that may create an unfair competitive landscape.
The concept of “Capacity Credit” is an arcane idea used by utility planners in ensuring that the lights stay on.
Providing reliable electricity requires two fundamental things: generation capacity, and energy supply.
The concept of capacity factor for generators is one of the most misunderstood concepts in both the public, and in the electricity sector itself.
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has place a moratorium on the development of wind turbine offshore. There had been a number of proposals for offshore development, and the Ministry had signed some leases with prospective developers.