Posted 2/23/2021 07:32 (#8852499 - in reply to #8851538) Subject: RE: Green electricity maybe not so Green
ekeller2 - 2/23/2021 00:01
The Pretender - 2/22/2021 07:02
jericho - 2/22/2021 12:40 And what kind of resources does it take to revamp one. Nearly the same as an new one? Start the clock over? You can make anything look good on paper when no one is held accountable. Ask the USDA about that one.
The concrete pad and the infrastructure will be fine. When the turbine, blade, generators etc need replacing, just put new equipment on the existing site.
What do you think it take to decommission and or update coal, oil fired, or nuclear power stations?
I don't remember coal plants retiring after 20 years. They also produce a serious amount of reliable electricity.
Just because the outside of the building is original, doesn't mean any of the internal plant is. The whole plant will be in a constant state of repair and I would expect something to be broken down every day. The difference, all of the repairs are done behind closed doors, so you never see them.