One of the Germany’s plans is to develop such setup which would help in the utilization of the growing wind power resources.
In this regard, the country has a goal to develop 3800 kilometers (i.e. nearly 2300 miles) of high-voltage lines—2100 km direct current lines and 1700 alternating current lines—expanding from the Baltic coast in the south to the North Sea, where already few offshore turbines are working. The government wants about 10 gigawatts of offshore wind installed by 2022 in order to meet the goals of country’s renewable energy utilization. By 2030, it is expected that more than 25 gigawatts will be installed, constituting about 5000 turbines, depending on size.
[hana-code-insert name=’StumbleUpon’ /][hana-code-insert name=’Reddit’ /]The setup of new lines will cost about €20 billion (close to $25 billion). It is one side of picture. Siemens has estimated earlier this year that the nuclear phaseout would cost about $2 trillion, which is not a child’s play.
However, Klaus Kleinekorte, CEO of transmission operator Amprion, stressed on to start these projects as soon as possible no matter how much it would cost, so that the aim of delivering renewable power by 2020 would be completed.
Recently, Germany has utilized the 22 gigawatts of power from solar power plants, which is almost half the country’s energy needs from the renewable energy resource with a new record in the process of renewable energy utilization.