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BNetzA: 2,540 MW Reserve Capacity Required for Winter 2013/2014

The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) said  that based on information from the 4 German electricity TSOs the reserve capacity requirement for the winter 2013/201 will be 2,540 MW.  2,022 MW have already been secured. Continue reading ‘BNetzA: 2,540 MW Reserve Capacity Required for Winter 2013/2014’

2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 4: The Future of Conventional Power Plants

We continue our series on the competing parties’ agendas for the upcoming federal elections, this time focusing on the parties positions on how to close the supply gap renewable energies leave, what will be the future of conventional power plants, and how to incentivize the availability and construction of back-up power plants.  All German parties are committed to the “Energiewende” and therewith to developing an energy supply system which is mainly fed by renewable energies. But it is also clear that any supply system fed by renewable energies needs back-up to guarantee a steady energy supply and avoid outages, and that storage will not be available at reasonable costs in the near future. However, despite these undisputable economic and technical facts, the role of conventional power plants remains rather controversial. Continue reading ‘2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 4: The Future of Conventional Power Plants’

FAZ: RWE Announces Shut-Down of Power Plants in Germany and The Netherlands

After the announcement of E.ON to shut down power plants in Europe with a total capacity of 11,000 MW by 2015, the second largest German energy supplier is likely to follow. RWE plans to close plants with a total capacity of 3.100 MW in Germany and the Netherlands, with further cuts under consideration, as newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reports.

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Dena: Cancelling Conventional Power Plant Projects Creates Energy Suppy Risks

The recent cancellations of conventional power plant projects like the one of an 800 MW power plant in Lubmin near Greifswald, Mecklenburg-Western Pommerania, by the Danish utility Dong and other projects will increase the risk of energy supply security, Stephan Kohler chairman of the German Energy Agency (dena) warned.  Continue reading ‘Dena: Cancelling Conventional Power Plant Projects Creates Energy Suppy Risks’

North Rhine-Westphalia Backs E.ON on Datteln Coal-Fired Power Plant

In the dispute about the construction of a new coal-fired power plant in Datteln (North Rhine-Westphalia) by E.ON AG, the company has been backed by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.   Continue reading ‘North Rhine-Westphalia Backs E.ON on Datteln Coal-Fired Power Plant’

E.ON Datteln Power Station Construction Stopped

A decision of the Higher Administrative Court (Oberverwaltungsgericht) in Münster has stopped construction work on the site. Continue reading ‘E.ON Datteln Power Station Construction Stopped’

EcoBlue At Home Power Plant from Volkswagen and Lichtblick

Volkswagen and the energy company Lichtblick have entered into an energy partnership for micro combined heat and power plants.  Volkswagen shall produce the small and highly efficient gas powered “EcoBlue” units.  Lichtblick shall market them as at home power plants for heat and power. Continue reading ‘EcoBlue At Home Power Plant from Volkswagen and Lichtblick’