03 Jun '12, 9am

Germany to Expand Power Grid — Great for Renewables?: Filed under: Energy News

Germany to Expand Power Grid — Great for Renewables?: Filed under: Energy News

The now presented draft of the so called “grid development plan” calls for the expansion of the power grid in order to allow an increasing amount of wind power from offshore and onshore wind to be fed into the grid and provide renewable electricity to industrial centers and households alike. One important part of the plan is the retrofitting of 4,400 km of the existing power lines by 2022. But at the core of the proposal lies the construction of four massive new direct current power lines stretching from northern Germany all the way down to the south with a total length of 3,800 km. This will be a investment will be in the tens of billions of euros over the next 10 years, which is an absolute necessity according to the government.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/06/03/germany-to-expand-pow...

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