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Response to hunter (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 11, 2016, 05:18 PM

7. Yep, a baseload system around nuclear would lock in heavy natgas consumption

In addition to the fact that nuclear reactors have to be prepared at all times for the immediate unscheduled loss of the entire capacity of every nuclear reactor on line (and that alone requires FAR MORE SPINNING RESERVES than any combination of even high penetration renewables) we'd also be moving to an economic paradigm where load following devolves in perpetuity to natural gas.

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