With the rising temperatures and more frequent natural disasters caused by extreme weather, the debates about lowering or even eliminating CO2 and greenhouse gasses are getting more intense. Unfortunately, not all sectors and industries are so easy to decarbonize.
A study from 2018 has identified those troublesome sectors and quantified their share on total emissions. As the graphic shows, more…read full article
Recently, I wrote about the latest negotiation results for a new German government. On Sunday, the Social Democrats adopted the proposal for a new grand coalition – a repeat with the Christian…read full article
Integrating renewables into the electricity system is a challenging task. Currently, different concepts of how to do this are being discussed. In our last two posts we focussed on different concepts…read full article
Demand Response (DR) helps utilities to manage the peak electricity demand by temporarily shifting the demand on the consumer side instead of building new power plants to meet the short-time peak…read full article
Renewable energy is increasingly a challenge to maintain grid stability. Therefore power stations are often required to provide adaptable grid-supporting functions in the form of so-called “grid codes” or feed-in regulations. This case study describes the situation in Portugal, the need to adapt to Portaria 596 grid code and how the reactive current converters of Knorr-Bremse PowerTech deliver…read full business practice