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1 Electricity Distribution Debate Kit Starter (logo, etc)

2 How has energy consumption changed over time? What about energy sources? Wikimedia Commons

3 So, how much energy do we use in a week? WHY ? Source:

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

5 CCGT= combined cycle gas turbines How do different sources of energy 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 energy go from the power station to your home?

7 Adapted from: Electricity Distribution Electricity Transmission

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

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

10 Time to read characters cards…


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