World TransnetBW: Network operator warns customers of a bottleneck in the electricity network
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The network operator TransnetBW called on its customers on Wednesday via app to save electricity. In the meantime, bottlenecks had apparently been expected, which should be prevented in this way. This reported the world and referred to corresponding reports on the smartphones of customers.
A electricity lamp shows users of the TransnetBW app of the current supply situation. So far, this has shown a green status for "power supply secured". On Wednesday, the traffic light then jumped on yellow and for a short time even to red. Customers were then asked to reduce their electricity consumption.
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Message should be kept in a low cost
electricity shutdowns were not to be feared, the network operator assured Twitter. A “redispatch”, a change in the application planning of power plants, was briefly occupied by the network. However, the power grid was stable.
During lunchtime, the operator apparently expected a lower capacity utilization and therefore briefly bought electricity from Switzerland. "The order to Switzerland had become necessary because some reserve power plants were not available in the TransnetBW control zone," said the network operator.
The warning in the app should have ensured that the costs are relatively low. Because electricity imports from abroad are expensive. So if less is used up during this period, the company has to pay less. In the future, the app should also help to save electricity if there are low capacities, the operator said. (mkö)
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