New GES paper: The challenge of surplus electricity. A perspective analysis up to the year 2045

The ongoing expansion of renewable energies in Germany is leading to increasing fluctuations in the supply of electricity due to the volatility of photovoltaics and wind energy. At times, high surplus flows are generated that cannot be sold or even given away in Europe. At other times, there are shortfalls. From GES’s point of view, the chosen path of the energy transition appears to be the wrong one. Also because it entails high investments in electricity storage, transmission and distribution grids and new gas-fired power plants to buffer the dark doldrums. GES has already pointed out elsewhere that electricity generation must be based on “two pillars”, one renewable and one base-load capable. And that capturing and storing the CO2 generated by burning fossil fuels is a more viable option for many reasons. Wilfried Lyhs has analysed the latest data on this topic.

Scroll to Top