17 Oct Flexibility concepts for the German power supply in 2050. Ensuring stability in the age of renewable energies
National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) 2016
So-called flexibility technologies are necessary to balance the fluctuations naturally inherent to power generation from wind and photovoltaics. The various viable options include flexibly dispatchable power plants as well as storage systems or the balancing of power demand and power feed-in (demand-side management). The challenge is to identify the options combining stability, sustainability, cost efficiency and social acceptability.