The Institute of Engineers in Scotland (IESIS) has made public its concern about a complete failure of the country’s electricity system owing to the combined effect of the closure of coal-fired power stations and the growth of intermittent renewable generation.
IESIS warned that such a failure would mean a ‘black start’ to restoring supplies, and that this could take days.
Page 8 of the report should be compulsory reading for every politician and green zealot: ‘Coal-fired and gas-fired generators are important in restoring electricity supply after a system failure. Wind generation can only have a very limited role and nuclear generators cannot be quickly be restarted.’
A power failure for days has severe consequences for communications, food, water, heat, money, fuel supplies and could lead to widespread civil disobedience.
This has arisen because of the SNP fixation on wind energy and reducing CO2 emissions so that it can boast ‘Scotland has the best CO2 reduction targets in the world’ even though Scotland is responsible for a mere 0.13 per cent of global emissions.
Remember when you are sitting in the dark it was the SNP fixation with wind turbines that got us into this nightmare.