2021 German Coal Plant “Phaseout” Lasted Only 8 Days…Put Back Online To Stabilize Shaky Grid

German coal phaseout – lasted only 8 days

By Blackout News
(Translated, edited by P. Gosselin)

Due to the government mandated coal phase-out, 11 coal-fired power plants with a total capacity of 4.7 GW were shut down on January 1, 2021. But the coal phase-out ended up lasting only 8 days, after which several power plants had to be reconnected to the grid due to a prolonged low-wind period.

11 responses to “2021 German Coal Plant “Phaseout” Lasted Only 8 Days…Put Back Online To Stabilize Shaky Grid”

  1. Curious George

    “Not enough green energy plants will be added.”
    Words like “infrastructure” get redefined as needed. Simply redefine “coal” as “green energy”.

  2. Gerald the Mole

    George, I like it. Wasn’t it the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland who said words mean what I want them to mean?

    Best wishes

    1. tom0mason

      Not the Red Queen but just as fittingly it was Humpty Dumpty …

      “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”
      “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”

      The German Federal Network Agency is the Humpty Dumpty of power distribution — lowering costs by raising prices.

      1. Newminster

        Shame that so many people miss out Humpty’s final response:

        ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’

        Says it all, no?

  3. German coal phaseout… lasted only 8 days – Watts Up With That?

    […] Reposted from the NoTricksZone […]

  4. oeman 50

    Good thing they haven’t yet had time to demolish those plants like they did in South Australia.

  5. Germany shuts too much coal, lasted 8 days without them, now admits they can’t close them – Climate- Science.press

    […] 2021 German Coal Plant “Phaseout” Lasted Only 8 Days…Put Back Online To Stabilize Shaky Grid […]

  6. Links For Today | The Ethereal Voice

    […] German coal phaseout – lasted only 8 days […]

  7. Big Backpedal: A Week After Shutting its Coal-Fired Plants Germany Forced to Reopen Them – Climate- Science.press

    […] No Tricks Zone […]

  8. john steed

    Biden is dead set on doing this nonsense to the US as well.

  9. Big Backpedal: | ajmarciniak

    […] A blackout is only a matter of time, so prepare yourself early.No Tricks Zone […]

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this. More information at our Data Privacy Policy