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1 Debate Kit Starter

2 How has electricity consumption changed over time? What about production? Wikimedia Commons

3 How does electricity consumption vary across the week? WHY ? Source:

4 DEMAND = PRODUCTI ON CCGT= combined cycle gas turbines Source:

5 CCGT= combined cycle gas turbines How do different sources of electricity compare to each other? Source: Nuclear energy production is very steady. Wind energy production is very variable, as it depends on the weather. CCGT is used to match up the difference between demand and production.

6 Pictures from Wikimedia Commons How does electricity go from the power station to your home?

7 Adapted from: Electricity Distribution Electricity Transmission

8 UK’s main cities UK’s nuclear stations Electricity is often produced far from where it is most needed UK Energy Watch

9 Population Office of National Statistics 2011 Generation Demand Electricity flow ACS Power Flow Pattern 2009/2010 Electricity is often produced far from where it is most needed

10 Time to read the character cards…


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