News Digest Item
30 Nov 2016

Study shows possibilities for reduced grid expansion after 2030


A power grid stress test by network operator TenneT shows that the need for grid expansion could be significantly lower after 2030. According to the study, increased use of combined PV and storage in Germany’s south, together with less wind power generation in the north, could reduce the amount of electricity transported across the country. “We are convinced there will be development options leading to reduced grid expansion after 2030,” said TenneT board member Lex Hartman. 

Read the press release in German here and more information on the study in German here.

For background on Germany’s power supply system, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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