German transmission operator 50Hertz begins planning for 100% renewable energy grid

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享OffshoreWind.biz:German transmission system operator 50Hertz has launched an economic and climate initiative aiming to draw 100 per cent of the electricity delivered from renewable sources by 2032.50Hertz supplies eastern German states and the city states of Berlin and Hamburg with electricity. The TSO is in charge of developing and operating the offshore transmission grid in the German Baltic Sea.Currently, the company’s share of renewable energy in the mix is 60 per cent. It has launched the new initiative under the slogan: ”From 60 to 100 by 2032: for an economy with prospects”.To achieve this, 50Hertz will utilise new approaches to system operation, carry out consistent digitisation of the integration of an increasingly volatile electricity supply, and participate in innovative models of sector coupling to generate heat and produce hydrogen from “green” power.50Hertz CEO Stefan Kapferer said: “The transformation of our electric power supply has entered a new phase. Today’s parallel existence of a conventional fossil generation system and an energy system based on renewable sources is coming to an end. Wind and solar energy must be able to provide ancillary services in the future. We are determined to drive this transition forward, but now with new and full speed. This way, 50Hertz sends a clear signal, not only regarding climate policy, but also and especially to industry policy makers: more and more companies know that renewables are the future, and they want to align their energy supply accordingly. We want to and will support this process.”[Adnan Durakovic]More: 50Hertz goes all-in on renewables German transmission operator 50Hertz begins planning for 100% renewable energy gridlast_img read more

Squadron speeds testing

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The program, which began in January, ended about two weeks early because of the squadron’s participation in the readiness exercise. The overall test objective was to evaluate the Block 30 F-16’s “high angle-of-attack” – nose-high – handling, resistance to uncontrollable flight, and recovery characteristics with the pylon and decoys attached to the aircraft, said Jeff Chen, the squadron’s Taiwan High Angle of Attack project engineer. “The exercise allowed us to finish ahead of schedule,” Chen said, “so we are now exploring alternative configurations to try and increase maneuver performance over what we have preliminarily assessed to date.” The exercise’s real purpose was to practice the squadron’s wartime mission. “We must to be able to meet a pressing warfighter need when called on to do so,” said Lt. Col. Robert Malacrida, the squadron’s Taiwan High Angle of Attack test pilot. “For example, the 416th was involved in incorporating 500-pound (Joint Direct Attack Munitions) on to F-16s to provide our forces in (Iraq) with precision strike capability while minimizing collateral damage. Central Command said they needed it, and they had it within a month.” EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – A test squadron demonstrated its ability to speed up testing in wartime using a test program for the Taiwanese government. The Operational Readiness Exercise involved the 416th Flight Test Squadron, which accelerated a flight test program already in the works for equipping Taiwanese F-16 fighter jets with pylons that can tow decoys to draw away enemy anti-aircraft missiles. By designating the program a “test surge,” the squadron got priority for resources and support over other programs, officials said. “This designation allowed us to fly approximately nine hours and finish out the original project objectives in three flights,” said Joe Flores, the squadron’s Taiwan High Angle of Attack program manager. In the last year, Edwards’ 412th Test Wing has conducted eight test accelerations and test surges in support of the war against terrorism.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more