They certainly don't just run it to earth. A coal burning power station cannot be just "powered down" at night.
I'm sure letting the stokers half the amount of shovels chucked in would reduce the output some what ,or just chuck in less biofuel so it runs leaner
there are only 14 so not such a problem
not sure i was having a go at you personally Cory in your second reply otherwise i would have quoted you
i was just musing on why (after every water shortage its suggested building a water system to transfer water about) the cost compared to the railway above it and the "site" construction of the rail bed would be minimal for the pipe/s themselves ,where the electricity is supplied to the rails (they have substations along the track) they could also supply the power to the pumps or stick a windmill on it doing it mechanically ,they drained the norfolk broads with them its not a new idea
perhaps if the goverment used their heads instead of silly advisers laying the pipeline with a railway above it would have been easier to get action on than just a railway most of the land owners along it will never use
"were going to connect the north to the south so everyone can get their fair share of water " HOORAHH (say the masses) about time too
"OH and to save money we will pop a railway on the top while were at it" HOORAH and hats being thrown in the air
the landowners will still get recompensed but the pipeline would get far more approval from everyone rather just from rail users wanting to save a few minutes
Edited by chesters1, 18 April 2012 - 12:42 PM.