Letter: Energy data
REGARDING the ongoing debate over wind farms, it would be useful if the electricity-generating companies running back-up fossil fuel power stations would release hour-by-hour electricity generation data from fossil fuels and co-related that to hourly wind speeds and wind energy contribution to the National Grid in a series of graphs. Then the public would be able to see the net gain from wind energy in precise form.
By The Newsroom
Published 7th Nov 2010, 14:57 BST
Updated 7th Nov 2010, 20:53 BST
At the moment, these facts are being hidden from the public. Many technical people feel there is a large element of duplication and waste in our energy-generating industries, costing the end-users tens of millions of pounds per year.
May I suggest that Ofgem demands release of hour-by-hour electricity generation data from the power companies?