On 10 January 2019, the utility frequency of Europe’s power grid dropped to 49.8 hertz. Many factors contributed to the near-blackout that evening, but the incident is not the only one in recent weeks that has shaken the grid.
In the second part of our series, we will talk about different concepts for Virtual Power Plants on islands and island groups for providing a sustainable and secure power supply.
More renewable energy means less grid stability – this concern is often repeated by critics of renewable energy. But how is the stability of the grid actually measured?
A successful energy transition is dependent on integrating decentralized energy systems. To clarify important questions regarding decentralization – including the upsides and challenges for energy systems – we spoke with Next Kraftwerke’s in-house power trader, Amani Joas.
Electricity markets around the world are experiencing a fundamental change: the rapid rise of renewable power generation. In some places the power generation of renewables is occasionally exceeding the total demand in the electricity grid.
The German VPP sector is growing rapidly. An overview of trends and recent developments as well as some insight into our own VPP can be found in Eric Marx' story "Germany adds 'virtual power plants' to experiments with its grid" for E&E…