Monday, July 4, 2011

Nuclear Plants - Ontario to get dribs and drabs

Enhanced Candu 6

A small 700 MW plant designed for banana republics.  No self-respecting bigger grid would want one.  Yet, as AECL has written off the weird and wonderful ACR-1000, this is all we get.  Probably only 2 can fit in the postage-stamp Darlington site.

This is like attaching mouse wheel to the Ontario grid.  We reap what we sow.  :)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess this is the fallout of Mr. Harper's fire sale. With all the coal shutting down I guess we'll have to turn to reliable carbon free options... other than nuclear... like human powered hamster wheels! Hey, no one has a better idea.

Harold Asmis said...

But then it will turn out that the hamster wheels emit undetectable ultrasonic squeaks that cause people's teeth to tingle.

Anonymous said...

Maybe we can set them up inside the safe storage RBs. The high frequencies won't make it through 3 ft of dense concrete.