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07 Nov 2018

Grid operator Tennet warns of hasty grid extensions

Tagesspiegel Background

Germany is running the risk of investing too much money in grid extensions, according to grid operator Tennet. Company CEO Lex Hartman warned of stranded assets because artificial intelligence would play an increasingly important role for the power grid, reports Jens Tartler in Tagesspiegel Background. Additionally, digitalisation is lowering the need for backup capacities. Hartman added, however, that the three electricity superhighways currently planned in Germany to connect the windy north to industrial centres in the South were necessary in any case.

For background, read the dossier Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid.

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