One day when working late I'd pour epoxy all over the keyboard
A lot of Model M's would survive that. The mechanism is underneath to avoid spill damage and keycaps are on top of the keys.
DBill spreads that nonsense all the time
As do scientific journals - I'm not making this stuff up just enlightening people who have worked in places outside of the electricity industry.
He hates when people use the well established industry measure of Capacity Factor
I hate it when people who do not know what it means use it as an excuse to attack something - how about looking it up before doing so? You may have to learn about the difference between peak load and base load to understand implications. By definition something turned on to only cover peaks has a low Capacity Factor just because of the way you use it. Base load units have a high Capacity Factor because they are always on - that simple. Misusing the term to push "one true energy" over others is the mark of fools or scoundrels.
yet in most place the grid is required to accept all wind generation and run back other sources
Utter bullshit. Please quote the law that enforces that where you are. You cant? It doesn't happen where you are but in "most places" elsewhere? Then list a couple of those "most places" and evidence of a rule being enforced instead of just playing the game of mythical things happening in the mythical Kingdom of Prester John.
These idiots suggesting that coal fired units are powered on and off several times a day to give way to wind have fooled you. Use your own head instead of drinking in their shit and then spraying it back all over this site.
Yes, but that is a very wide spread and therefore a very big if
Your grid is the size of a fucking continent.
Price caps have to be higher than the highest cost generation in the pool.
But not hundreds of times higher.
You don't appear to understand how power pools work
Indeed I do, but I have noticed some that do not work very well at all where the well documented Enron bullshit has been ignored and still happens from time to time. When there is "self-regulation" and/or governments get a major cut of profits most of those checks and balances you think of as being essential to a market just do not exist - it may as well be a monopoly or a tight-knit cartel.
Yes I know how it is "supposed" to work - I had that shoved down my throat in hours of boring meetings in the late 1990s, but how much actually matches that ideal?
The debacle in South Australia where some gas fired generators pretended to not be able to get gas until the price was bumped up to a ridiculous level is a recent example of such a system being gamed. Without sensible caps it's a fucking casino and does not resemble the ideal you have spent so much time working on.
Loan-department manager: "There isn't any fine print. At these interest rates, we don't need it."