Europe continues to close thermal capacity – ENTSO-E

The decommissioning of Europe’s thermal power plants throughout 2017 has been only partly offset by new and inflexible renewable generation The decommissioning of Europe’s thermal power plants throughout 2017 has been only partly offset by new and inflexible renewable generation.
By Andreas Walstad 6 December 2017 0 28678
National adequacy under normal conditions.
National adequacy under severe conditions.

The decommissioning of Europe’s thermal power plants throughout 2017 has been only partly offset by new and inflexible renewable generation, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E) says.

Thermal capacity such as coal- and gas-fired plants continued to be phased out throughout 2017, according to ENTSO-E’s power adequacy outlook for 2017/2018. And although the expansion of renewables continued, more intermittent supply from wind and solar...

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