Wacky Weekend: NERC to relax power grid frequency strictures

Joel Jaeggli joelja at bogus.com
Sat Jun 25 18:59:09 CDT 2011


On Jun 25, 2011, at 4:47 PM, Andrew D Kirch wrote:

> On 6/25/2011 7:43 PM, Paul Graydon wrote:
>> Take a guess what the datacenter our equipment is currently hosted in uses.  Yet another reason to be glad of a datacenter move that's coming up.
>> 
> Why can't we just all use DC and be happy?

motors don't produce DC?

tesla vs edison?

human safe dc voltage requires comically large conductors for the sorts of loads we energize?

transmission loss except at very high voltages...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High-voltage_direct_current





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