In order to compensate fluctuations and keep the grid frequency in the European interconnected grid as close as possible to the target value of 50 hertz, we have the following measures at our disposal.
In order to guarantee a reliable and secure electricity supply, the consumption of electrical energy should be equal to the production at any time. The most important indicator for this balance is a constant standard grid frequency of 50 hertz. If too much or too little electricity is fed into the grid, the grid frequency can fluctuate and the electricity supply can be affected. In the worst case, this could result in a power outage.
In order to prevent fluctuations, 50Hertz works with highly precise generation and consumption forecasts. Our system control is capable of implementing market-based measures at all times to balance fluctuations (balancing) and guarantee the stability of the grid, also in extreme conditions (weather changes, power plant outages).