News Digest Item
06 Jan 2017

Record wind power feed-in


Grid operator 50Hertz registered a record wind power feed-in of more than 14,000 megawatt in its control area during a storm on 4 January, the company announced in a press release. “We have been successful in securely managing our transmission grid even during extreme weather situations like the storm Axel,” said Dirk Biermann of 50 Hertz. To keep the grid stable, 50Hertz had to temporarily shut down wind turbines with a total capacity of 1,500 megawatt.

Read the press release in German here.

Find background in the factsheet Re-dispatch costs in the German power grid.

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