Impacts of restricted transmission grid expansion

A 2030 perspective in Germany

Published: 28/08/2013

In this study for the Smart Energy for Europe Platform (SEFEP), Ecofys examined the impacts of a delayed grid expansion for scenarios with a different mix of renewable energy technologies employed. With restricted grid expansion, more regional storage and flexible power plants need to be installed and renewable energy output have to be increasingly curtailed. The corresponding costs can be reduced if the renewable energy installations are distributed more evenly.