News Digest Item
04 Aug 2016

Grid congestions in Schleswig-Holstein in 2015

Energiewende ministry Schleswig-Holstein / TenneT

Transmission grid operator TenneT and the Energiewende ministry of northern German state Schleswig-Holstein report that 3,000 gigawatt-hours of renewable electricity had to be curbed in 2015 because of imminent grid congestions. Congestion events should be reduced by 2017 because of new grid capacities being built, the ministry said in a press release. The state will also launch pilot projects to incentivise flexible power usage by industrial consumers, electric vehicles, storage facilities and heat suppliers. Schleswig-Holstein produced more renewable energy in 2015 than it consumed.

Read the press release in German here.

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