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System Structure

Mass in Action shows the limits that are reached in sizing, upscaling and cost justification of current used generation technolgy. The advantages have turned into disadvantages as we are no longer able to deliver enough power at a right price on the location where it is needed.  Each and every part of our current systems for generation and distribution is engineered specifically with full use of new or renewed components and parts, resulting in very advanced generation complexes with marginal efficiency improvements at rising cost prices and asthonishing investment amounts for generation and distribution.

Criteria for "future" systems

 

Central System technology (gas, coal, nuclear)

Green & sustainable

Fossile fuels, nuclear waste, etc.

Reliability

High, due to refined engineering. Vulnerable to "single point of failure"

Maintainability

High for its exquisite technical level. Extremely expensive (no standard components)

Operations

Requires high level trained staff and many secundary control mechanism's/systems

Distribution

High voltage grid necessary

Investment

Around 1M/Mwh investment. Secundary investments again 1M/MW (site, logistics, etc)

Exploitation

Expensive (fuel). Requires staff, engineers, maintenace people and auxiliary functions.

Capacity

Fixed, regardless of demand or situation

Flexibility

Fixed, both in location as in demand requirements. Broadcasting energy creates waste.

Upgrading

Bespoke engineering. No upgrades. Possible renewals of elements/components.

Residual value

Negative. Cannot be used after lifetime expires. High cost for demolition/cleaning.

Efficiency

High, if capacity is fully used. Otherwise a lot of fuel, heat and power waste.

Connectivity

One way connectivity. No possibilities for grid balanced demand.

 
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