News Digest Item
21 Mar 2017

“Less power waste thanks to smart markets”

Agora Energiewende

Regional smart markets can help lower re-dispatch costs in the German power grid, according to a new study by think tank Agora Energiewende.* Depending on the local conditions, measures such as using more power-to-heat or actively controlling night storage heaters or charging e-cars could help avoid grid congestion, lowering costs for re-dispatch as a result.

Find the press release in German here and the study in German here.

For background read the CLEW factsheets Re-dispatch costs in the German power grid.

*Like the Clean Energy Wire, Agora Energiewende is a project funded by Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation.

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