ENTSO-E publishes “Summer Outlook and Winter Review”

The review of ENTSO-E assesses the adequacy of the power system for the summer period as well as the potential electricity issues that may occur during the summer period from 6 June until 25 September 2012. It also provides an overview of the main events which occurred during the previous winter period from 7 December until 4 April 2012. S. Hofschlaeger / pixelio.de Summer Outlook The summer outlook analysis, carried out by ENTSO-E shows that Europe has sufficient generation for both normal and severe demand conditions. While various countries may require imports, cross border capacity is sufficient to accommodate them. Under severe weather conditions such as hot waves and high temperatures, demand increases from normal levels, the analysis shows that reliability margins are reduced and some countries such as Germany, Hungary, Finland and Poland will require imports to maintain demand. For this Summer Outlook report, the analysis has been extended from previous reports to also consider “overnight downward adequacy” in addition to the usual power balance analysis between electricity generation and peak demand. “Overnight downward adequacy” occurs due to low overnight demands, when there is an excess of the minimum generation on the system compared to demand due to high output levels of renewable generation and inflexible generation; this occurs on weekends in particular ...Zum vollständigen Artikel

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