Europe’s power grid "must be readied for wind"

Industry calls for measure to ease large-scale wind power generation;  denies responsibility for blackouts

The European wind energy association (Ewea) has called for changes to Europe’s power grid to ease large-scale integration of wind farms.  Speaking at an Ewea conference in Brussels on Wednesday, EU energy commissioner Andris Piebalgs supported a "more efficient integration" of offshore wind power into the European grid.  The industry rejected claims in the wake of recent blackouts in several countries that the unpredictability of wind power had helped to destabilise the network.  EWEA conference website and press release.

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