News Digest Item
30 May 2018

Manufacturers must shift business to smaller gas turbines - opinion


The fact that Siemens selling one single large gas turbine to British utility SSE is news shows that the manufacturers must rethink their business and bet more on smaller turbines for decentral use, writes Axel Höpner in an opinion piece in Handelsblatt. Gas power plants are a good partner for renewables because they are flexible and deliver necessary baseload power, writes Höpner. However, they are not cost competitive in countries like Germany due to regulatory reasons. Siemens had missed the developments regarding smaller turbines, but now needed to “resolutely follow that path”.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s Siemens: a case study in Energiewende industry upheaval.

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