Electricity generation, consumption and transport with 100% renewable energy
The animation displays the precise production, the consumption and the resulting power flows of a future electricity supply system based on renewable energy only, according to the scenario developed in the project.
In the left part of the animation the electricity generation, demand and transport in the German extra-high voltage grid are presented. The nodes of the grid are represented by circles. Their areas indicate on the amount of power in GigaWatt (GW) that is produced and consumed at the particular node in every hour of the year. The circles showing generation and those displaying consumption are overlayed for every node. A red-filled circle appears if the demand exceeds the production. In case of a predominant production, a red ring turns up. Every node’s hourly shares of the electricity producers, distinguishing between wind (blue), solar (yellow), bio energy (green) and other renewables (white), are displayed in the form of a pie chart.
The grid nodes are connected by lines. Their strength indicates on the amount of power in GigaWatt (GW) which flows through the particular electricity line in every hour. AC lines are marked in black, DC lines are grey.
The right part of the animation shows the electricity generation from renewable energies and the consumption of the selected grid node or throughout Germany. In the latter case the curves derive from the summing-up of the generation and the consumption of the single nodes. In this part of the animation the other producers and the consumers are broken down explicitly; storages, for example, are represented as well. The actual balance between the total consumption (including imports) and the overall production (including exports) becomes apparent for every hour of the year. The respective hour currently shown in the left part of the animation is indicated by the time designation in the right part.