Flexible lignite plants should be part of energy transition - researcher
The large brown coal-fired power stations in Lusatia should not be shut down but used as flexible providers for an affordable power supply, Jan Selmons quoted Professor Hans Joachim Krautz, chair of power plant technology at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, as saying in the Lausitzer Rundschau. Until a solution was found to store renewable energies, existing coal-fired units should be refurbished to provide flexible power at times of scarce renewable generation, Krautz argued. This would make more sense than building new gas-fired stations, Krautz said.
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