Blog Posts on Energy Grid

Flexibility in the Electricity System: What does it Actually Mean?

We need more flexibility in the electricity grid, in the electricity market, in the entire electricity system. One can hear these demands repeatedly in connection with the energy transition. This is because an increase in the share of wind and solar in the electricity mix, which generate electricity in a volatile manner and can only be controlled to a limited extent, poses new challenges for the electricity grid. (Published: 13. January 2021 by Marie)
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Transmission Code

What is the Transmission Code? Definition The Transmission Code 2007 is a set of rules in which the four transmission system operators define the conditions to access the German electricity grid. It was first drawn up in 1998 by the Association of German Grid Operators (now "Forum Netztechnik/Netzbetrieb" as part of the VDE) in response More… (Published: 12. August 2020 by Marie Volkert)
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Dispatch & Redispatch?

What are Dispatch & Redispatch? Definition The term ‘dispatch’ refers to resource planning at a power plant by the plant’s operator. ’Redispatch’ refers to a short-term change in how a power plant is utilized. This request comes at the behest of a transmission system operator to prevent bottlenecks in the grid. Dispatch Dispatch exists to achieve the most More… (Published: 13. February 2019 by Nils Quak)
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Grid code

What is the grid code? Definition The grid code, also known as the transmission code in some countries, is the set of rules a transmission system operator (TSO) uses to define conditions for accessing the electricity grid. Role of the grid code The grid code regulates the general conditions pertaining to how installations connect to the high and extra-high More… (Published: 13. February 2019 by Nils Quak)
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