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By P Gosselin on 7. April 2021Share this…
Looming “massive power outage”?
Another sign that the German Energiewende (transition to inexperienced energies) isn’t figuring out are actions and feedback just lately coming from the German Ministry of Food and Agriculture, as reported 2 days in the past in a newspaper: (Hat-tip: Misaki – im Widerstand)
“Emergency plan for the food supply. Berlin. The Federal Government and the states have agreed on an emergency plan for securing the food supply, according to information from Federal agriculture Minister Julai Klöckner (CDU). as an example for a supply crisis she named a ‘massive power outage”, she advised in an interview with this newspaper.”
Germans cut back on wind vitality
The German authorities loves to speak concerning the significance of inexperienced energies, however relating to their enlargement, it’s in reality doing the alternative: Old wind generators are being eliminated with out being changed by new technology generators.
Perhaps it’s starting daybreak on the German authorities that particularly wind and photo voltaic vitality simply aren’t figuring out, and they also have massively scaled again subsidies with the purpose of scaling them again.
More and extra outdated wind generators coming off the grid
At the European Institute for Climate and Energy (EIKE) Andreas Demmig writes a few latest report on wind vitality showing on NDR German public tv: “New energy act: More and more wind turbines going off the grid”.
NDR featured the dismantling of three wind generators in Altenstedt (Lower Saxony) after having been in operation for 20 years. “They are no longer profitable to operate” after the expiry of the 2o years of assured feed-in tariffs to their operators.
No longer economical with out the subsidy
The three wind generators collectively generated 2 million kWh of electrical energy yearly, that means 666,666 kWh/ turbine per 12 months. But now that the subsidies have ended, proprietor Horst Mengels explains he can not function the generators economically at electrical energy market costs of lower than three, typically even one cent. Menawhile personal customers of electrical energy now should pay 30 cents and extra for a kWh. Repair and upkeep of the generators are not attainable on the low market costs.
“Gravedigger of the Energiewende”
Mr Mengels has constructed 99 wind generators, the final one in 2020. Last 12 months he hoped for a passable determination from politicians on how one can proceed with the outdated generators, however in disappointment: “Politics is completely despondent, hesitant and dithering. Economics Minister Altmeier is the gravedigger of the energy transition.”
Scalebacks as electrical energy demand rises
For the proponents of inexperienced energies, Germany’s retreat is baffling within the least. Veronika Grimm, Energy Transition Commission of the Federal Government is satisfied that, opposite to the opinion of the Federal Government, electrical energy consumption isn’t declining. It estimates that on this decade electrical energy demand will improve by as much as 30% – by electromobility, heating with electrical energy and warmth pumps, the hydrogen technique.
More coming offline than what’s being added
Last 12 months, solely 200 new wind generators have been constructed. At the present charge, extra turbine capability will probably be coming offline than what’s being added.
Prof. Volker Quaschning, knowledgeable on inexperienced energies, says that the dismantling of wind (and PV) vegetation, spurred on by the expiry of subsidies, units again the vitality turnaround by years. “If you look back, 20 years ago more was built than what we see today. There is a danger that at some point we will end up with zero new construction, or even a net reduction. – Then we won’t need to talk about climate protection in Germany any more.”
16 GW coming offline
The NDR experiences that within the coming years, 16 GW of wind energy will probably be faraway from the subsidy system. Almost two-thirds of this is probably not changed by new, extra highly effective ones.
As far as Altenstedt goes, the place the three featured generators are being dismantled, the NDR experiences: “No extra wind generators could also be in-built Altenstedt, there are not any extra planning permits. The vitality transition is now historical past right here.
The remaining infrastructure: transmission strains, entry roads, transformers and so on. can be found and at the moment are not getting used. In Altenstedt they are going to most likely turn out to be the primary relics of a previous concept that went bitter.
NDR summarizes: “The consumer has paid around 30 billion euros a year in feed-in tariffs. […] a lot of money for an instrument that fails to deliver”.