News Digest Item
21 Aug 2018

Secure power generation capacity to decline across Europe – analysis

Handelsblatt / BDEW

Increasing the deployment of “volatile” renewable energies in Europe threatens power supply security across the continent, Klaus Stratmann writes in the Handelsblatt, citing an analysis from the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW), which indicates that the surplus volume of secure power generation capacity will decline in the medium to long term throughout Europe. “It does not matter where on a map of Europe you look: secure power generation capacity is about to be taken off the grid almost everywhere” as EU member states expand renewable energy deployment, BDEW head Stefan Kapferer told the Handelsblatt.

Read the Handelsblatt article (behind paywall) in German here and a BDEW press release in German here.

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