Posts Tagged ‘German’

The Alternatives: German town takes power back from energy giants – podcast

Aditya Chakrabortty speaks to Iris Degenhardt-Meister, who is part of a cooperative energy company that runs the electricity grid in Wolfhagen, Germany, and asks Prof Andrew Cumbers from the University of Glasgow if such a model could work in Britain Subscribe and review on Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud and Acast, and join the discussion […]

German project looks to home photovoltaic systems to help grid

Grid operator Tennet and solar battery maker Sonnen GmbH have launched a pilot project that will tap home photovoltaic systems to help iron out imbalances on Germany's power network. TenneT and Sonnen's e-Services subsidiary aim to sign up 6,000 household PV producers equipped with storage batteries by the end of May. The project will be […]

German spot power lifted by low wind output and increased export demand

German spot electricity price for next-day delivery rose on Thursday, lifted by a fall in renewable wind power production and increased export demand. Thomson Reuters data showed German wind supply will fall by up to 8 GW day-on-day to 14.3 GW on Friday. View full post on Wind Power News

How German Wind Power Is Complicating EU Unity: QuickTake Q&A

Germany says it wants to end Austria's unlimited access to its cheap power supply, a split that could kick off a lengthy legal and political challenge. The European neighbors have shared an electricity market with power traded at a common wholesale price since 2002, an early step toward what the EU hoped would become a […]

Europe Power-Fall in solar output lifts German spot for Monday

PARIS, Sept 2 The German spot power price for early next week delivery rose on Friday on an expected decline in solar power output. The year-ahead contract was under pressure as oil futures fell. View full post on Wind Power News

Angela Merkel strikes deal with German states to put brakes on green energy

Pact addresses concerns that burgeoning output from renewables is putting strain on electricity grid and pushing up prices The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has hammered out a deal with state premiers on the latest reform to Germany’s renewable energy law aimed at curbing the costs and controlling the speed of the roll-out of green power […]

Vestas inks pact to repower German wind farm

Denmark-based wind-turbine maker Vestas, one of Northern Colorado’s largest employers, with factories in Windsor and Brighton, announced Tuesday that it will provide 31 megawatts of its turbines to repower a wind farm in Germany and service it for 20 years. Vestas Wind Systems A/S will supply nine of its V112-3.45-megawatt turbines for the repowering of […]

Iran’s Wind Potential Assessed by German Turbine Maker Nordex

German wind-turbine maker Nordex SE is assessing potential for sales in Iran as the country looks to investors to modernize its economy after sanctions were partially lifted. Hamburg-based Nordex may need three months to gauge the market, examining risks from the durability of feed-in tariffs and power-purchasing contracts to bank guarantees and the strength of […]

German wind power group Senvion appoints ex-Schaeffler head as CEO -source

Dec 17 German wind turbine company Senvion is set to appoint the former head of bearings maker Schaeffler as its new chief executive as it prepares to list on the stock exchange, a person familiar with the matter said, confirming a media report. Juergen Geissinger, who led an audacious attack on peer Continental in 2008 […]

German Wind Power Surplus Spurs Cash for Neighbor to Switch Off

Germany’s wind farms are now producing so much electricity one of its grid managers is paying generators in neighboring Denmark to shut down to keep its network from overloading. German network operator TenneT TSO GmbH paid Danish power producers to withhold 37 gigawatt-hours of output in November, or about a day of production from the […]