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Colin Megson

Colin Megson

Leeds, West Yorkshire

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  • Comment on: Infrastructure in 2014: Powering up for a new age

    Colin Megson's comment 2-Jan-2014 1:30 pm

    It's the first time I've seen the physical figures for the London Array - 10,000 ha for 630 MW nameplate capacity - WOW! Bearing in mind that for 3 continuous weeks last July, the whole 8 GW of UK wind farms connected to the National Grid, delivered less than 0.8 GW, the London Array will only be boiling 21,000 kettles for many weeks of 2014. I don't know how much the London Array cost, but by contrast, GE Hitachi are offering their 622 MW PRISM reactor to burn the UK's plutonium stockpile, at no cost to the UK taxpayer. In what is tantamount to a no-win, no-fee basis, GEH offer one process that will render the stockpile useless as a bomb making material in 5 years. From the fuel produced, the reactor will chug away for a further 50 or 60 years, generating 622 MW of emission-free electricity for about 92% of the time. It's ecological footprint will be about 50 ha.

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