Re: Not that high power
Might be pretty good at thwarting copper thieves, too, no? A would-be-copper-theif-inverted-ito-a-crispy-critter every 200 km might cast the country into a time-warping brownout, hehehe.... Unless these things are very, very buried....
If any get to within the dam-burst zones of the Three Gorges Dams, and got flooded, what might that do to the system overall? Would breakers (or their equivalent devices) be tripping all over the country? IF hey have bad luck restoring power at night, that side of the Globe might look like a bicyclist's strobe to any *nauts who happen to be flying over (assuming the light show penetrates any then-current pollution).
But, it got me wondering whether this is a backdoor prototype for Blue Energy (lol!), to energize a Project Genesis.
Seriously, could this be tapped in to by nuclear reactors later if that 2 trillion tons of coal reserves gets sucked up or is so toxic that burning it becomes untenable? What kind of conversion systems would be candidates to supplant coal plants if/when it becomes necessary?