All. Power. Plants. Need. Backup.

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

The Anti-Clean energy crowd will tell you that “only wind and solar need backup”.
But professionals know that ALL POWER PLANTS need backup, and it’s been that way for more than a century.

Case in point, Cook Nuclear Plant on the southeast shore of Lake Michigan just went offline in an instant and was down for a week.

No blackouts because, hey, Grid operators know what they’re about.

Nuclear plants in particular, can shut down at a moments notice, taking, in this case, a thousand megawatts offline in an instant. By contrast, wind and solar are eminently predictable

Meanwhile, wind and solar, backed by ever-increasing storage, have been steady performers in Michigan and across the country this summer, despite record heat and droughts that have caused shutdowns or derating in traditional thermal power plants and hydro dams.

Detroit News:

A nuclear reactor at the Cook Nuclear Plant in Berrien County…

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