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SANZ - Solar heating and smart tech makes a difference

posted Aug 4, 2012, 3:13 AM by ema-1 ema-1
"The existing technical framework, including ripple control and smart meters, would reduce peak load on the national grid, and the country just had to make greater use of that technology, Mr Kerr said. The main use of power at peak times during cold winter nights was heating, cooking and lighting, not water heating, he said"

"Solar water heating did take the pressure off in an indirect way, by reducing demand for electricity generated from lakes, so there was more energy available at those peak times"