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Provision of reactive power

Discussion paper on the provision of reactive power for network operations

The energy transition and, in particular, the steady increase in the number of distributed generators are bringing new challenges for the network operators. Alongside traditional system services and new flexibilities, the provision of reactive power to benefit the network has also become an increasing focus of attention.

The Bundesnetzagentur's paper aims to help structure the discussion about the procurement of reactive power.

Smart Grid / Smart Market

Due to the still very undifferentiated public discussion on the subject of "Smart Grid", the Bundesnetzagentur has prepared a key point paper that delineates the notions of "smart grid" and "smart market". 50 theses deal with the changing energy supply system.

This key issues paper (as of December 2010) is intended to further promote and structure the discussion on this topic.