Germany Calls for Austrian Electricity

CompaniesEnergy ♦ Published: January 5, 2012; 17:14 ♦ (Vindobona)

In order to guarantee stability of the German power grid, Austria has to export more electricity to Germany.

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The German power grid becomes increasingly instable, as production is not continuous anymore. In 2011, the transmission network operator Tennet had to intervene 990 times in order to retain stability of the German electricity provision. This was three-times higher than in 2010.

For the first time, in December, Austria was asked for electricity aid. Due to a sudden supply…