Power blackouts in Germany fall to record low in 2016
In 2016, the German power supply system was more reliable than ever before, according to the Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies (VDE). The average German power consumer had to cope without electricity for 11.5 minutes, compared to 11.9 minutes in 2015. The VDE said the improvement was mainly due to favourable weather conditions. Most German power consumers were not affected by blackouts at all last year, as they only experience an outage once in four years on average, the VDE added.
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For background, read the factsheet Germany's electricity grid stable amid energy transition.