[time-nuts] Features of a Precision Clock?

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Sun Oct 8 17:04:36 EDT 2006

OK, I think the important things to know for people on this
list are the following:

1. A power grid has no natural frequency.

2. The rate of change of frequency for small changes is
determined by the unbalance between generated power and
the amount of load demand. This is because the grid can't
store much energy, not the way a water tower can store

3. It is the actions of those people or automation programs
that apportion load to generation plants that sets a mean
frequency, by using spare capacity at night to catch up.

Since control is not precise, the subject is probably off
topic for this list.

Bill Hawkins

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