Energy grid operators, consultants and the Federal Audit Workplace warn of energy outages when the coal and nuclear energy is phased out – are you able to deal with that?

Reposted from the NoTricksZone

By P. Gosselin on June 23, 2021

Since heavily fluctuating, weather-dependent green energies are increasingly coming online, German network operators and the Federal Audit Office are warning the federal government of power outages. But the government is ignoring the warnings and continues to insist that everything is fine.

Network operator 50Hertz, warns of energy bottlenecks, for example, as Germany continues to shut down its nuclear and coal-fired power plants, which are currently providing crucial base-load electricity for the grid.

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) refuses to obey the warnings and demands of the Federal Audit Office and the network operators: “All of our studies show that we have enough electricity overall for Germany.”

“Current misjudgment”

However, experts describe the attitude of the BMWi as “a technically serious misjudgment in terms of power supply security, as the next few years will show,” reports the online Ruhrkultour here.

The President of the Austrian Society for Crisis Prevention, Herbert Saurugg, An expert in blackout and crisis prevention, says “the consequences of a blackout are underestimated”.

“In Austria alone, that would mean damage of more than 1 billion euros in the first 24 hours. However, the risk of a sudden, supra-regional and persistent power, infrastructure and supply failure that affects large parts of Europe is real. Help from outside is not to be expected ”reports the online Ruhr culture tour here.

Warnings about power shortages increase, “no plan B”

The risk of power outages increases due to the unstable supply with growing wind and solar energy. The online Avantour reports:

There are increasing warnings of a massive power shortage. Three nuclear power plants are to be shut down at the end of the year, as are coal-fired power plants. Wind turbines and photovoltaic systems only deliver electricity when the wind is blowing and the sun is shining. There is no plan B that energy policy can fall back on. “

Germany is losing 50 GW of stable electricity

Experts have calculated that Germany will lose more than 50 gigawatts (GW) of stable electricity generation capacity by phasing out nuclear energy and coal-fired power generation. The stability of supply must be given a higher priority, say experts.

Warnings of “significant consequences”

With reference to the Handelsblatt, the energy industry warns of considerable consequences if the topic of secured capacities is not taken seriously.

For the power grid expert Herbert Saurugg, “the danger of a blackout is getting closer and closer if the government does not act,” reports Avantour.


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