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russ_watters is offline
Jan1-13, 11:26 AM
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Power demand is both predictable and relatively slow to change, so it isn't difficult to follow.

Steam plants can throttle without much trouble and except for nuclear plants, without much waste. Maintaining temperature does not mean maintaining power. Think about a boiling pot of water on the stove: it boils over a wide range of burner settings, only difference being how fast.