News Digest Item
31 Oct 2016

“Limits of power”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Grid congestion at the Austrian border that led to last week’s decision by the German government to prepare the split of the common power price zone was a “homemade problem”, writes Christian Geinitz in an opinion piece for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The blame lies with the Renewable Energy Act that supports – and cheapens – alternative electricity. Additionally, grid expansion is very slow,” writes Geinitz.

For background, read the CLEW articles Loop flows: Why is wind power from northern Germany putting east European grids under pressure? and Europe's largest electricity market set to split

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