Climate change means that we are facing hotter summers. As homes and businesses switch on their air conditioners on a hot summer afternoon, power stations must ramp up production to meet the peak demand. The owners of the ‘poles and wires’ have been planning and building for years to ensure our power networks will cope. If any part of the system fails, blackouts can occur, with severe consequences for people and businesses.
With so much at stake, what can we learn from how electricity demand patterns have changed in recent years and what does this mean for the future of peak demand? How might our expectations or the power system need to change in the face of a changing climate? And how will the system cope when more of our power comes from wind turbines and solar panels, which cannot always operate at full capacity at the times when more power is needed?
Our group was established for those concerned about the state of our environment (both local & global), where it's heading and what can be done to halt the environmental degradation caused by Global Warming & Climate Change.
A great way for 'like minded' people to network over drinks & meals & other events with those of similar green & sustainable interests and concerns.
A way to make new friends with similar interests & concerns... we may even be able to make a difference!
And remember...any member can organise an activity, so if you have an idea and what you want to do isn't happening here, then make it so.