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Re: Didn't they used to have a flywheel?

Yes, I think they had two concrete flywheels run up to speed at 200 rpm by electric motor & suppelemnted about 600Mw from the Didcott to Cowley supergrid.

I visited some time around 1990 & very interesting it was too. Aparently they also had to let Dinorwig know otherwise it cut in on the dip.

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