Entries tagged with "Wind power"

The energy transition in Greece

Plentiful sunshine and breezy seas and mountains: Greece has strong potential for renewable energy. But the country’s debt problems have stalled progress towards a cleaner future.

Act on Accelerating Grid Expansion

The energy transition will need an expanded, adapted grid to cope with more renewable power. Neither has been progressing fast enough, so the German Parliament has passed the Act on Accelerating Grid Expansion. Official plans are in place, but several of the projects remain contested.

Dispatchable (ramping)

Dispatchable power plants are those that can change how much power they provide to the energy grid quickly. They can be switched on and off, or ramped up and down to meet power demand.

Capacity factor

A capacity factor is the relationship between a generator’s rated capacity (measured, say, in kilowatts) and the amount of energy produced (measured, say, in kilowatt-hours).

Wind power in Germany

Germany began switching to renewables in the early 1990s. Nowadays, onshore wind power is the cheapest source of new renewable power and made up around 20 percent of the country’s power production in 2018.