News Digest Item
13 Jul 2018

Climate change to impact wind energy generation in Europe – study

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)

Global warming is likely to increase the volatility of wind power production throughout large parts of Europe, a new study from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has found. According to a press release from KIT, wind power generation on the Baltic and Aegean Seas could become more favourable, but wind power operators in Germany, France, and the Iberian Peninsula are more likely to suffer from adverse effects. To compensate for the projected increase in variability in wind speeds, an expansion of the European electricity distribution network and a decentralisation of wind energy could be undertaken, writes KIT.

Read the study in English here and the press release in German here.

For background, read the dossiers Offshore wind power in Germany and Onshore wind power in Germany.

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