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How controlling electricity demand can provide reliability

Summary of intermediate findings – Industrial enterprises in Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria could temporarily shift more than a gigawatt of their...

Project status: How the German economy can save through increased energy efficiency in the German power sector

What does it cost? Who pays? For weeks now, these two questions have dominated the Energiewende debate. But almost no one’s asking to what extent a...

Capacity market or strategic reserve: What's the next step?

Germany has a very high degree of supply security with an average power outage of 15 minutes per customer per year. But the existing electricity...

Cost-optimal expansion of renewables would save Germany up to two billion euros a year

Summary of interim results – Germany could save two billion euros a year in the course of expanding its supply of renewable energies. This potential...

Future of the Renewable Energy Act – Evolution or systemic change?

On February 13, 2013, in Berlin, five practitioners and scholars discussed the development of Germany's funding mechanism for renewable energies. The...

12 Insights on Germany's Energiewende (English & Chinese)

Our first insight is: Germany's Energiewende is all about wind and solar! They're the cheapest renewable energy technologies and have the most...

The rising cost of Germany’s renewable energy surcharge: Adverse economic impact can be minimized

What does the increasing renewables surcharge mean for consumers? What burdens arise for low-income households and how can they be circumvented?

New power cable to Norway: Positive signal for the Energiewende

The expansion of European power networks is moving forward

Renewable energy and electricity demand in 2022

What changes do the further expansion of wind energy and photovoltaic imply for conventional power plants? What significance do these changes have for...