Contingency plans for any RES problem

The Energy Ministry is preparing emergency measures to shield the grid and avoid blackout phenomena, as it has been found that transient events such as a lightning strike or smoke from a fire could even lead to a general blackout.

The problem, as described by the competent entities, is connected to the large penetration of renewable energy sources, specifically the 7.5 gigawatts of small and geographically dispersed photovoltaics connected to the grid.

The settings in the protection systems of these units from sudden disturbances in the transmission lines do not respond to the new data of the large penetration of RES, so that supply stops at the slightest dip in voltage.

In a meeting held on Tuesday at the ministry with the participation of all parties concerned, grid operator DEDDIE undertook to coordinate the photovoltaic producers to change the activation...

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