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20 Sep 2017

Energy industry associations call for true storage strategy after elections

pv magazine

Six major German energy industry associations have called on the country’s next government to implement a storage strategy and make storage facilities “the fourth pillar” of the energy system, Sandra Enkhardt writes in pv magazine. The letter, co-signed by Germany’s Renewable Energy Federation (BEE), the German Wind Energy Association (BWE), the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), and others, says that taking action is necessary to ensure that storages “can unfold their potential to aid the system and the economy”. An energy system based on renewable sources must rely on powerful storage capacities, as the constantly growing re-dispatch costs in Germany stemming from turning power plants off and on according to power demand show, the associations argue.

Read the article in German here.

Find out here what other energy & climate stakeholders want from Germany’s next government.

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