Pierre Gosselin at Notrickszone reports:
‘There was a time when Germany’s power was mostly generated by the traditional sources of coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas and hydro. These sources were reliable and keeping the power grid under control was a routine matter. Germany’s power grid was among the most stable worldwide. But then came Germany’s renewable energy feed-in act, and with it the very volatile sources of sun and wind.’
‘As a result, today’s German power grid has become a precarious balancing act, and keeping it from collapsing under the load of wild fluctuations has become a real challenge.’
Talkshop comment: this was all predictable from the start. How the supposedly competent Germans so willingly fell into the intermittent energy trap is only a mystery if the ridiculous political dogma driving their energy policies is ignored.
Britain is now approaching the same state of instability for much the same reasons although – unlike Germany – nuclear power has not been excluded for future use.