Tom Scott

The Islands With Too Much Power

The Orkney Islands, off the northern tip of Scotland, have so much electricity that it’s actually a problem. Here’s why: and here’s what they’re doing about it. • This video has a correction: Hornsdale Power Reserve didn’t catch fire! It was the newer Victorian Big Battery, near Geelong. Complete blunder on my part, apologies to the Hornsdale team. See all corrections on this channel: https://www.tomscott.com/corrections/

Kirkwall Pier drone shot by Colin Keldie, courtesy of EMEC: http://www.emec.org.uk/
O2 Turbine drone shot courtesy of Orbital Marine: https://www.orbitalmarine.com/

SOURCES:
https://www.4coffshore.com/news/ofgem-extends-orkney-transmission-link-deadline-nid23512.html

New renewable generation connections welcomed for first time in eight years


https://www.ssen.co.uk/ANM/
https://www.ssen-transmission.co.uk/projects/orkney/
https://www.oref.co.uk/orkneys-energy/
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan/20/orkney-northern-powerhouse-electricity-wind-waves-surplus-power-hydrogen-fuel-cell
https://www.sciencefocus.com/future-technology/the-orkney-islands-the-energy-revolution-starts-here/

UK’s first marine hydrogen injection system funded for Orkney ferry


https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/blaze-at-tesla-big-battery-extinguished-after-three-day-battle-for-control-20210802-p58f6x.html

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