EU Energy Policy

Supply risks if power plants mothballed – ENTSO-E

Power plant closures could lead to supply shortages in a number of EU countries, the association of European transmission system operators says Power plant closures could lead to supply shortages in a number of EU countries, the association of European transmission system operators says.
By Andreas Walstad 5 October 2017 0 27867
Lignite power plant in Poland Poland’s Pątnów lignite power station. Many of Poland’s thermal plants are due to be closed. (Zepak)

A Brussels-based agency has warned a number of EU countries may face power supply shortages if coal- and gas-fired power plants are retired or mothballed in the coming years.  

The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) said in a report released this week that islands were at a particular risk of resource scarcity by 2020 – including Cyprus, Malta and Ireland. However, Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and Finland could also be exposed to power shortages in the next three years, ENTSO-E said. It...