News Digest Item
30 Jan 2017

“Lessons from Germany’s aggressive path to integrate renewables on the grid”

Midwest Energy News

The challenges that the US state of Ohio will face with its power grid will be similar to those that Germany is dealing with today, a situation that could provide some lessons learned, writes Kathiann Kowalski for US non-profit news site Midwest Energy News. “Ohio’s actual share of electricity from renewable sources is far less than Germany’s [about 30 percent] – only about two percent as of 2015,” but this would change over the coming two decades, writes Kowalski. According to experts, a rising share of renewables and a more flexible electricity grid could make baseload power superfluous, which would hugely change the makeup of the electricity system of the future.

Read the article in English here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet How can Germany keep the lights on in a renewable energy future?

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