1. Giant 'Battery' Ensures Renewable Supply

    Giant 'Battery' Ensures Renewable Supply

    Norwegian hydropower schemes linked to Europe’s large wind farm projects could successfully act as a backup when wind power fails to deliver enough energy, according to SINTEF, the largest independent Scandinavian research organization.  With both on- and off-shore wind power being seen as key to reducing the EU’s carbon emissions by 80-95% by 2050, a big hurdle for the technology is solving the problem of intermittent power production. Sometimes there will be too much power on offer, and at others too little.

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    1. If this large wind project is to succeed, we must secure stable electricity supplies
    2. This is exactly what Norwegian hydropower can do, because it makes it possible to store energy which can then be released on tap as and when it is needed
    3. Since grid construction takes such a long time, it's important to find the answer to this question now, so that we can plan in time
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