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Old 06-04-2012, 02:32 AM
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...DC transmission? That's a major downgrade. DC loses voltage over distance and has higher resistive loss; then entire reason mains supply is AC is for ease of transmission, while most electrical items then convert it to DC for actual use.

Running things when power is cheapest is an interesting idea, but hugely impractical for most things (electric cars for example, even more useless than currently if they can only cheaply be charged when people aren't at home). The idea is a nice idea on paper, but ignores the fact that most load is not shiftable in such a manner.
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