News Digest Item
12 Apr 2017

“Conventional power plants block energy transition”

German Renewable Energy Federation (BEE)

Only a small part of Germany’s inflexible conventional power generation is required to guarantee grid stability, according to the German Renewable Energy Federation BEE. The lobby group said the Federal Grid Agency’s (BNetzA) finding that many plants do not throttle generation at times of negative power prices showed inflexible conventional plants blocked the integration of renewable power. “It is no longer acceptable that conventional plants clog up the grid, while renewable power is capped,” said the association’s acting director Harald Uphoff in a press release.

Find the press release in German here.

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