I only recently discovered IC (or modding in general, I had no idea there were so many great mods) and I recently started my first game with IC. I have a little base setup with a bunch of solar panels for most of my power connected to an MFE. I have 2 miners, and originally I powered them with rechargeable batteries, but that was time intensive so I get extra MFE's to power them with energy crystals. The problem is, if I try to use diamond drills, I still need to micromanage my miners since they go through power pretty quick.
I figured a good solution would be to use HV cables. I can deal with getting like 10% or so loss (it's 100-150 distance so it should be less than 10% even) if I don't have to carry energy over constantly. After laying everything down, I noticed my MFE was draining energy extremely quickly. Now my miner is hooked up directly to the LV transformer (it goes HV cable -> HV transformer -> MV transformer -> LV transformer -> Miner), and from testing with it, it appears that a ton of power simply goes to waste because each pulse over HV is so big but the miner can't use that much.
Is there any easy way around this? I could set up an MFE over there as well, but then I'd manually have to turn off the transformers next to my solar plant otherwise that MFE at my miner would just soak it all up until it's full (and then I'd have to transfer it back over to the solar plant again, incurring the loss a second time, once the miner hit bedrock). Ideally I'd like power to only be sent on demand and simply use something like a batbox as a buffer for the extra power sent over that the miner can't use right away, but I'm not sure if that's possible.