Tallbloke reports Germany’s renewables revolution destabilises neighbours’ electrical grid
Germany’s excess power spills over the border into Polish and Czech territory and threatens their electrical grids with collapse, companies and governments there say.
A battle is raging in Central Europe over the balance of power—the electrical kind. Poland and the Czech Republic see Germany as an aggressor, overproducing electricity and dumping it across the border. Germany sees itself as a green-energy pioneer under unfair attacks from less innovative neighbours.
CEPS and Polish grid-operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne SA have spent about €115 million ($122 million) for the massive transformers, known as phase-shifters. Poland has invested $300 million last year to update its grid and substations, according to a spokeswoman for the country’s national grid.