Renewable Energy Tour to Germany ………. to see a Country going Bankrupt due to Green Energy Debacle.!

Posted: May 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

OSEA, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association is boasting about visiting Germany in June for the World Wind Energy Conference 2012!

EXCLUSIVE Renewable Energy Tour to Germany & the World Wind Energy Conference 2012

OSEA logo vertical When:
June 30 – July 8, 2012Where:
Germany

EXCLUSIVE Renewable Energy Tour to Germany
& the World Wind Energy Conference 2012
June 30 – July 8

This is a unique opportunity to experience successful renewable energy first hand.

I wonder how the poor saps that are to fork out thousands of dollars are going to feel when they get there and find out they’ve invested their life savings in one of the biggest Scams ever to pulled off in the modern world!

Of course it won’t actually be their money they are blowing on this “windy gaggle of money men”. Most of the money being splurged has come out of the pockets of Electricity Consumers of Ontario that are actually “energy poor” because of the Green Energy Scam being run by McGuinty and Gang across Ontario………….so I guess it’s all right then…………….

Germany Stalled on the Expressway to a Green Future

Energy Revolution Interruptus 05/23/2012

By Frank Dohmen, Alexander Jung, Michael Sauga and Andreas Wassermann

Germany has ambitious goals to raise the share of renewable energies in total...

Within eight years, some 2,000 wind turbines are supposed to be up and running in German territorial waters in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. At the moment, there are exactly 52 turbines in operation. But timid investors are not the only reason construction on the high seas is so far behind schedule.

There is also a shortage of special ships, trained workers and, most of all, experience in pulling off such projects under adverse weather conditions. The German electronics and engineering giant Siemens recently announced delays in the completion of transformer platforms in the North Sea that it is building for TenneT, the Netherlands’ state-owned grid operator. Siemens CEO Peter Löscher admits that the company underestimated the challenges.

But lawmakers are also making things especially difficult for the engineers. German regulations require offshore wind farms to be situated far from the coast, at depths of 30 meters (98 feet) or more. So, it’s hardly surprising that potential backers prefer to invest in places where construction isn’t quite so complicated. Half of all offshore wind turbines in Europe are in British waters, usually in close proximity to the coast, followed by Denmark and the Netherlands.

Another problem in Germany is that TenneT lacks the financial means to connect all wind farms to the grid. The Dutch company has already invested about €5 billion, but it needs another €15 billion. Since TenneT is unable to drum up enough capital on its own, it wants support from Germany’s state-owned KfW development bank. In other words, German taxpayers are once again supposed to be put on the financial hook.

But connecting the offshore wind farms to the grid isn’t the only problem. It is proving to be just as difficult to expand power-transmission lines to where most of the electricity is needed: in the densely populated areas and industrial zones of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia and the southern states of Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria. Until now, the demand for energy in these areas has been met by coal-fired and nuclear power plants.

Already before the energy turnaround, grid planners had estimated that roughly 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) of additional transmission lines would be needed. Today, they expect that figure to be closer to 4,500 kilometers. In the last six years, grid operators have completed only 200 kilometers of these new transmission lines.

Connection Issues

Jochen Homann, the head of Germany’s Federal Network Agency, says that there is reason to be concerned that not all projects can be completed within the targeted timeframe

A law enacted last year to accelerate grid expansion is unlikely to change that. On the contrary, power plants and grids are being planned in parallel and without mutual coordination in the various states. Completed wind farms are not being connected to the grid because the power lines haven’t been installed yet.

Nevertheless, consumers are still being asked to pay a portion of the costs — even though the electricity is not available to them yet — because the turbine operators are entitled to compensation.

Such effects drive up grid and electricity costs. The Federal Network Agency estimates that power grid charges will increase to between 5 and 7 percent of the price of electricity in the coming years owing to costs associated with expanding power-transmission lines.

Storage Troubles

The expansion of energy-storage facilities in Germany will also be extremely costly. They play a key role because of their ability to integrate the fluctuating amounts of renewable energy — which are incalculable due to the unpredictability of wind and sunshine — into the system. The storage facilities offset fluctuations and stabilize the power supply.

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Comments
  1. I’m gone to convey my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this web site on regular basis to take updated from latest news.

  2. Now BGL… you know they’re not going to go anywhere near the 600,000 homes that are without power over there. And they’re SURE not going to tour past the coal plants that Germany is reverting back to.

    They’ll find some nice wind farm *ack* — sorry that word gets stuck in my throat — someplace that’s shielded from any protesters and they’ll continue pushing the myth and the lie that this whole fiasco is based on.

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