Flashcards in Generating Electricity Deck (4)
what are the negative effects of different energy resources?
release of substances in the atmosphere
noise and visual pollution
destruction of wildlife habitats
what are the start up times for different sources?
oil, gas - quick start up and can release more energy during peak times
coal, nuclear - slow start up times, release a constant amount
In the National Grid, why do they increase the voltage?
for a given power increasing the voltage reduces the current required and this reduces the energy losses in the cables