HC Energy Sectors HC Energy Sources
Like most major modern urban areas, the HC will need a substantial supply of energy for everyday functions. This energy will be used in the Residential, "Commercial" (termed the HC Commons), Transportation, Industrial, Agriculture according to the following estimates.
*1 Trillion BTU=293 thousand Megawatt-hours
The entry for desalination which is the production of drinking water from salty seawater is set as zero because the method that will be used to have drinking water does not need additional, powered production. (See this section).
The HC/NJK will only be making use of clean, renewable and non-nuclear sources for its energy. This means there will not be any burning of fossil fuels or radioactive wastes.
The available sources are: Solar Cells, Solar Thermal, Wind Power, Ocean Current, Wave Power, Ocean Thermal Energy, Bio Mass Fuel, Hydro Power, Precipitation Power, Personal Power, potentially Nuclear Energy, and various Alternatiive (Renewable) Fuels.
The following table give an HC’s average summary of each estimated potential. As it can be seen most major sources can supply at least about times an HC’s energy consumption. Still these sources could be used in combination in order to complement each other during their respective non-peak hours.
The extra energy can be used as an export commodity in the form of hydrogen fuel to supply a global Hydrogen Economy as it will be discussed here for details) May 28, 2008
HC Energy Sources