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09 Apr 2019

Power grid in German state Hesse partly ready for full energy transition – study

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The power distribution grid of German federal state Hesse is in part ready for the transition to over 90 percent renewables in power production and heating that Germany strives to attain by 2050, according to a study by the Fraunhofer research institute and consultancy Bearing Point, Ewald Hetrodt writes in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. The Hessian economy minister, Green politician Tarek al-Wazir, says the costs for grid expansion will be “moderate and controllable”, estimating they will not exceed 1.5 billion euros for the economically strong region that is home to Germany’s financial hub Frankfurt.

Read the article in German here.

See the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid for more information.

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