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EWEA publishes proposal for harmonisation of grid connection rules for wind power
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EWEA publishes proposal for harmonisation of grid connection rules for wind power

15 de diciembre de 2009

Harmonised and clear rules for the connection to the electricity system are necessary due to the dramatic increase in wind energy penetration across Europe, says the wind industry.

Harmonised rules will lower wind energy production costs, contribute to an efficient management of the system, and lower the cost of the electricity for consumers.

The European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) published a Generic Grid Code Format for wind generators this week. The initial challenge is not necessarily to fulfill certain technical requirements, but to ensure all stakeholders share the same understanding of the requirements.

Accordingly, EWEA welcomes ENTSO-Es ongoing work on a pilot code for wind generation. This project is a first step towards developing network codes across Europe, which is part of the remit of ENTSO-E under the EUs continuing efforts to liberalise and create a single European electricity market. ENTSO-E is expected to publish a first draft in spring 2010.

Wind power currently provides over 4% of the EUs electricity. We expect wind powers share of electricity demand to increase from 4% in 2008 to 16% in 2020. In order to ensure that such future penetration levels are manageable from a technical perspective it is important to develop clear rules across Europe, said Paul Wilczek, EWEAs Regulatory Affairs Advisor.

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