End of Line Generation

The Grid

Transmission of electricity is VERY expensive

Electricity is generated at power plants and moves through a complex system, sometimes called the grid, of electricity substations, transformers, and power lines that connect electricity producers and consumers. Most local grids are interconnected for reliability and commercial purposes, forming larger, more dependable networks that enhance the coordination and planning of electricity supply. In many countries the entire electricity grid consists of hundreds of thousands of miles of high-voltage power lines and millions of miles of low-voltage power lines with distribution transformers that connect thousands of power plants to hundreds of millions of electricity customers all across Africa. High-voltage transmission lines are big, tall, very expensive, and potentially dangerous so electricity suppliers only use them when electricity needs to travel long distances .

Electricity Losses

Transmission Losses

At substations near your neighborhood, electricity is stepped down onto smaller, lower-voltage power lines – the kind on wooden poles. Now we’re talking tens of thousands of volts. Next, transformers step the voltage down even more, to 240 volts, to make it safe to enter homes. Electricity is lost when you send it over long distances, where does it go? Heat. Electrons moving back and forth crash into each other, and those collisions warm up power lines and the air around them. You can actually hear those losses: That crackling sound when you stand under a transmission tower is lost electricity. You can see the losses, too: Notice how power lines sag in the middle? Some of that’s gravity. But the rest are electrical losses. Heat, like the kind from lost electricity, makes metal power lines expand. When they do, they sag. Powerlines are saggier, and leakier, on hot days.

Low Voltage Transmission

Losses are Higher

Generally, smaller power lines mean bigger relative losses. So even though electricity may travel much farther on high-voltage transmission lines – dozens or hundreds of miles – losses are up to 50% percent. And though your electricity may travel a few miles or less on low-voltage distribution lines, losses are high, around 50+ percent Now, some of the older existing transmission and distribution lines have reached the end of their useful life and must be replaced or upgraded. New power lines are also needed to maintain the electrical system's overall reliability and to provide links to new renewable energy generation resources and new Power Stations, These are often located far from where electricity demand is concentrated. Therefore the electricity has to travel long distances to arrive where the consumers are located.

So Why isn't Electricity Generated where it is needed

Water

The biggest reason why traditional old Power Stations are located where they are is Water.
All steam plants, especially nuclear, require a heat sink. Nuclear plants require a dependable heat sink. Some use rivers, lakes or large dams. This limits where you can put a Power Station and sometimes they are hundreds or thousands of Kilometres from where the electricity is needed. Expensive Power Lines, electricity losses and breakdowns are the main reason your electricity is so expensive.

The Suxé Solution

End of Line Generation

Suxé's Energy Centre does not use steam to turn the turbine, instead we use an 'Air Turbine', which is driven by the expanding hot air produced in our 'Constant Volume Heat Exchangers'. Because we require no water to make steam, the Energy Centre can be located where it is needed right next to the city or next to the coal mine. This removes the need to transport electricity long distances saving huge amounts of money normally spent on masssively expensive Transmission Lines. Less electricity losses caused by long transmiision of electricity. Also with shorter lines there is also less to breakdown. Suxé - Putting the power where it is needed!!