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24 Aug 2018

Small gas motors could be used to secure power supply until storages developed – think tank head


Germany will have to consider installing small new gas power plants in the 2020s to ensure power supply security as the country’s coal exit progresses, Patrick Graichen, head of the think tank Agora Energiewende*, told Georg Ehring in an interview with Deutschlandfunk. “These would be used during a few hours per year, but they would be available when there’s no wind or sun,” said Graichen. “From 2030 on, the world of storage will ensure supply security.”

Read the interview in German here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The role of gas in Germany's energy transition.

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

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