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30 May 2018

Renewables’ burden on power grid greater than previously thought - researchers

Jacobs University Bremen

Renewable energies place a greater burden on power grids than previously thought, according to an article by scientists from the Jacobs University Bremen published in the “Scientific Reports” journal. Even the slightest fluctuations can be measured over very long distances, writes the University in a press release. The scientists said they were surprised to find that “tree-like distribution networks leading from the generator to the consumer are more stable in respect of such interferences than close-meshed interconnected grids in which the power lines are connected in many loops in a circle”.

Find the University’s press release in English here and the article in English here.

For background, read the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid and the factsheet Germany's electricity grid stable amid energy transition.

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