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BMWi Study: Pumped Storage in D, A and CH Increasingly Important but Profitability has Deteriorated

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland is becoming increasingly important to balance the growing input of intermittent green electricity, especially in the medium and long term, a new study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and its Austrian and Swiss counterparts  finds. Yet the study concludes that investment conditions have deteriorated so that investments in new plants were difficult to justify.

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2013 German Election Energy Party Profiles – Part 3: Grid Extension, Electricity Storage and Smart Grids

Today we continue our series on the competing parties’ agendas for the upcoming federal elections focusing on the parties positions on the extension of grids and energy storage, the implementation of smart grids and of demand-side-management.  These issues generally relate to system operators’ obligations and therefore are subject to the regulatory framework governing transmission and distribution system operators.

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Unconventional Pumped Storage – efzn Conference in Goslar November 2013

The Energy Research Centre Lower Saxony (Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen – efzn) is organising a conference on unconventional pumped storage for energy on 21/22 November 2013 in Goslar, Germany. I will give a presentation on the German permitting regime for unconventional pumped storage.

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Dena: Germany Needs more Electricity Storage Systems

The integration of wind and solar energy into the net provides is challenging. Electricity storage systems are therefore becoming increasingly important if Germany wants to increase the use of renewable energy to 30% until 2020, the German Energy Agency (dena) pointed out. Continue reading ‘Dena: Germany Needs more Electricity Storage Systems’