Black Days & Darker Nights: Engineers Spell Out Threat Posed by Increasing Reliance On Wind & Solar

Germany has avoided the worst in terms of blackouts by buying massive amounts of electricity when unreliable generation fails and by dumping equally massive amounts into their neighboring markets when there is way too much power. At an enormous cost. Germany’s electricity prices are among the very highest on the planet. But soon this might not suffice anymore – as the neighboring countries start to need their own flexibilities and cannot play equalizer for Germany anymore.

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