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Germany and Eleven Neighbours Sign Declaration for Regional Cooperation on Security for Electricity Supply

On Monday, Germany and eleven neighbours have signed the “Declaration for Regional Cooperation on Security of Electricity Supply in the Framework of the Internal Energy Market”. “Today, 12 neighbouring states in the heart of Europe have decided to usher in a new era of energy policy.: They want to start considering energy security as a european issue, rather than a purely national one”, German Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel commented.

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Fraunhofer ISE: Solar Eclipse on 20 March 2015 Manageable

According to a study by Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE), the effects of the solar eclipse on 20 March 2015 will be manageable in Germany even on a day with clear skies.

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Lights out on 20 March? ENTSOE’s Solar Eclipse 2015 Impact Analysis

ENTSOE’s impact analysis for the solar eclipse due on 20 March 2015 provides plenty of interesting information on how much PV generation we currently have in Europe. And how this, combined with a solar eclipse, may affect grid stability. The upcoming solar eclipse will pose a serious challenge to the regulating capability of the affected power system, covering aspects such as available regulation capacity, regulation speed and geographical location of reserves.

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Energy Efficiency and Implementation of Energy Transition Among Top Priorities of Annual Economic Report 2015

Energy efficiency and the implementation of the Energiewende figure among the top priorities of the Annual Economic Report 2015 entitled “Investing in Germany’s and Europe’s Future”, which the German government presented yesterday. The government raised its 2015 growth forecast for the gross national product from 1.3% to 1.5%.

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Advisory Committee to Economics Ministry in Favour of Capacity Market in the Long-term

The Scientific Advisory Committee to the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) submitted a report on the long-term management of the security of supply, in which it highlights the current positive situation, but recommends to introduce a capacity market to provide sufficient flexible power in the long-run.

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Federation of German Consumer Associations sees no Need for Capacity Market

The Federation of German Consumer Associations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, vzbv) opposes the introduction of a capacity market in Germany and therewith directly rejects the request of the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW). Vzbv believes that the current instruments are presently sufficient to guarantee security of supply. The establishment of a capacity market only would result in higher costs for the German customer.

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BDEW: Security of Gas Supply for Winter 2012/2013 Remains High

Security of the gas supply for the coming winter season will remain high, as it was based on various pillars, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) informed. The potential of natural gas in the heat market and for mobility should be given a higher priority when implementing the German energy transition (Energiewende), BDEW demanded.

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BNetzA: Need for Reserve Power Capacity Almost Doubles to 4,800 MW in 2015/2016

Based on information provided by the transmission system operators (TSOs) the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) sees a need for reserve power plant capacity of 4,800 MW for the 2015/2016 winter. That would be almost twice the amount recently announced by BNetzA for the coming winter season (2,540 MW).

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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’

Süddeutsche Zeitung: Utilities Plan to Shut Down Many Unprofitable Conventional Power Plants

Due to the renewable energy regime in Germany, several German utilities are considering to close dozens of conventional power plants, citing a lack of profitability, Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) writes. Even nuclear power plants could be shut down prematurely, the paper says.

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