Who is to blame for our under-dimensioned electricity grid?

Bild: Vattenfall

EU regulations are to blame. We probably didn’t know that the EU would regulate the electricity markets in Europe in that way when we built our electricity grid. Nor did we know that Germany would phase out its nuclear and lignite coal power with such haste. When Germany has a surplus of electricity and we simultaneously have a deficit of electricity, German electricity companies have to export electricity to us, because it is those who can afford to use the electricity who gets to buy the electricity. Richest country wins.

It’s just that Germany almost never has a surplus of electricity when we have a deficit of electricity. However, the reverse often happens. And it’s just that Germany is a richer country with a higher GDP per capita. So we have to produce electricity for Germany and Denmark and be without electricity ourselves. It is completely unacceptable! And that is why we are now faced with a partially downed electric grid in Scania this winter. This is also why governments in Sweden and Germany are ready to outbid each other with compensation for their own citizens. You see, Germany wants our electricity at any cost even if it means that we become their electricity slaves. Germany is looking out for number 1, which is Germany and Germany alone. Yes, their backwards cousines the Austrians come as number 2. After that, no one comes down to the last turtle that the earth stands on all the way down to eternity. I wonder why they are prone to horrific acts of violence historically? We know nothing about the future even though Germany has a horrifying track record of extreme right wing violence and even in two cases what seems like paramilitary coup attempts, in recent modern time. The German people ARE more prone to extreme violence, you could see it in the Weimar republic from both the extreme right wing groups and extreme left wing groups. They weren’t any marginal groups either. The same things are happening in Germany today but without a Hitler. Large chunks of the German people seem to be pro-Nazi. The German people are pro-active and extremely counter productive, just like the US populus is too, to a high degree but without being quite so extreme as the German populus, and the United Statians are less organized. Enough about the Germans!

Although a piecemeal shutdown of the electricity grid in Skåne will not come about because we want to snub the Germans. Piecemeal shutdown will occur because if the production versus the consumption becomes lower or higher than the capacity of the electricity system, then the frequency in the electricity grid risks dropping below 50 Hertz to 49.9 Hertz or even less, alternatively rising to over 50.1 Hertz. The frequency in the electrical grid must always stay above 49.9 Hertz and below 50.1 Hertz, otherwise electrical equipment risks getting damaged. When you can no longer plan for this, parts of the electricity grid are shut down. 50 Hertz is 50 oscillations per second and constitutes alternating current or AC.

Roger Klang