Contribution of distributed generation to system security

Examining the development of non-controllable PV generation capacity in the context of balancing the power system

Published: 17/01/2014

This study was commissioned by the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy and examines the future development of controllable decentralised generation capacity in Germany. Ecofys and Consentec analysed whether in the short or medium term difficulties regarding the balance of the power system have to be expected due to the substantial growth of decentralised and partly not controllable generation. The findings allow an optimisation and economic evaluation of different measures and corresponding recommendations for actions have been derived.