Skip to comments.South Texas Project Reactors Power Through Hurricane Harvey
Posted on 08/30/2017 7:27:34 AM PDT by 103198
It is safe to say that solar panel installations in the path of Hurricane Harvey are finding it impossible or nearly so to generate electricity this week in south Texas.
It is also safe to say that wind turbines in the area are not faring so well, either. According to the online news source North American Wind Power, one large installation in the path of the storm sent all 39 workers home as the hurricane closed in, but operated remotely until the wind hit 55 mph. It was then shut down. Others were challenged by the intermittency of wind said a knowledgeable source.
Many wind farms shut down automatically when the wind surges to extreme conditions, the article said.
But two reactors at the South Texas Project, 90 miles southwest of Houston, kept churning out power despite the conditions outside, Reuters reported.
The reactors kept operating despite the storm with wind gusts that peaked at 130 mph.
Install gas stoves instead of electric is one solution.
You mean those highly subsidized commodities become worthless when it rains??
My brother’s plant.
One of my younger cousins works there
Tell him thank you.
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