Friday, 2 December 2016

Rampion Ramps Up The Cost Of Offshore Wind.

Everything you need to know about Rampion here:

Rampion Offshore Wind Farm is rated at 400.2 MW and will cost £1.596 billion [not including decommissioning].


Rampion will deliver Intermittent Electricity, capable of Intermittently Powering 283,444 homes every year, for its 'Expected Life' of 25 years.
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By contrast, Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Plant will deliver 24/7 Electricity, capable of On-Demand Powering of 6,406,501 homes for its 'Design Life of 60 years.
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A bit of very simple Arithmetic
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6,406,501 [1 Hinkley] ÷ 283,444 [1 Rampion] = 22.6
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We'd need to build 22.6 Rampions once and then a 2nd time and then be 10 years into the 3rd build to deliver the same amount of intermittent electricity as Hinkley's 24/7 electricity !
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That's a factor of 2.4 54 Rampions

That would cost 54 x £1.596 billion = £86.18 billion
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Hinkley will cost £18.0 billion + £7.2 billion [decommissioning, waste handling and storage]

Hinkley's 24/7, low-carbon electricity is less than 30% of the cost of Offshore Wind
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The area Rampion occupies is 79 sq. km.

22.6 Rampions, to deliver the same annual amount of electricity as Hinkley, would occupy an area of 1,785 sq km [equivalent to 42 km x 42 km].

The area 22.6 Rampions would occupy looks as though they would cover the whole of the area of the sea in the above map.
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Hinkley sits on a site 870 m x 870 m
[About the size of the letter 'H' in SOUTH DOWNS]
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1 comment:

  1. The insanity of the greenblob has infected the Government. How do we get rid of it?

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