as is done commonly in reality even at large scale.
To generate the heat I wanted to use surplus electrical energy when it is available.
However, there is no electric boiler in Factorio. Duh.
While I was searching the web for an electric boiler in Factorio, I found quite a bit of what
reminded me of the aggressiveness that typically goes along with dementia, but between
that noise I found the argument that the current balancing of Factorio would make that way of storing
energy too powerful.
The issue here boils down to
- steam engines being 100% efficient, while they are not in reality,
boilers are not 100% efficient, while they basically are in reality,
and not having heat loss due to dissipation implemented.
but what was the reason to do it that way in the first place?
Is it planned to fix this?