Author Archive for Benedikt Kremens

Cuxhaven Appeal: Planning Security for Offshore Wind Parks Requested

 

In the so-called Cuxhaven Appeal, several politicians, industrialists and trade unionists appealed to the federal government and highlighted the importance of offshore wind energy for the energy transition.

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DIW Study: Higher Energy Production Flexibility Reduces Surpluses

A recent study by Wolf-Peter Schill from the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) analyses the connection between more flexible electricity generation and surpluses on the electricity market. Surpluses can lead to negative prices on the electricity market as long as the electricity cannot be stored. The study looks into how a more flexible fleet of conventional plants could substantially reduce surpluses on the market. Additionally, the study calls for research and developments into storage facilities to absorb overproduction and to cover peak load periods.   Continue reading ‘DIW Study: Higher Energy Production Flexibility Reduces Surpluses’

Fraunhofer Study Reviews Increase of Negative Price Periods on German Electricity Market

As a recent analysis by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems points out, the hours in which buyers on the EEX spot-market get paid for consuming energy doubled to 36 hours in the first half-year of 2013.

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