korda wrote:I believe that batteries needing replacement would mean that if you have power problems because you run out of batteries and you are not producing them fast enough... then... you are dead or have to destroy half of power poles to get it working again.
With steam you only need to supply coal to boilers to get stuff running again, with accus and panels you need whole industry working to get those batteries and probably robots to supply them to accu farms.
"Use steam as backup"
Then why waste the time and resources setting accus if I need to build steam anyway?
Use solar during the day as backup. This only affects accumulators!