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05 Oct 2018

Extreme weather events push up power blackouts in 2017

Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA)

An increase in extreme weather events like storms, floods and snow pushed up the average electricity blackout time in Germany last year. The average interruption per power consumer rose to 15.14 minutes from 12.80 minutes in 2017, according to the Federal Grid Agency (BNetzA). "The energy transition and the rising share of decentralised generating capacity continue to have no negative effects on the quality of supply," the agency said in a press release. "Interruption times in the distribution network caused by weather events more than doubled compared to a year earlier."

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Find plenty of background in the CLEW factsheet Germany’s electricity grid stable amid energy transition.

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