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【ノースブルック(米イリノイ州)2016年2月12日PR Newswire=共同通信JBN】世界的な安全科学組織であるULはこのほど、ドイツが送電網への再生可能エネルギーの供給量の増量に成果を上げるために何を行っているかを理解する目的で調査を実施した。この調査とその結果は、ULの首席エコノミスト、エリン・グロッシ博士によって書かれた「Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and Transformation in Global Energy Markets(さまざまな現象の断片をつなぎ合わせる:世界のエネルギー市場における移行と転換)」と題する無料の白書(http:bit.ly/1VVnTnx )から入手できる。

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白書の全文は、ULのオンラインライブラリー(http://bit.ly/1VVnTnx )において各種言語でダウンロードできる。


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UL Commercial & Industrial

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UL Whitepaper By Chief Economist Dr. Erin Grossi Outlines Renewable Energy Success With Power Grids In Germany & Potential Opportunities For Other Nations


NORTHBROOK, Illinois, Feb. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire=KYODO JBN/ --

   UL, a global safety science organization, recently conducted a study to

learn what Germany is doing to successfully add increasing amounts of renewable

energy sources to its power grids. The study and its result is available in a

free white paper titled "Putting the Pieces Together: Transition and

Transformation in Global Energy Markets," (http://bit.ly/1VVnTnx ) written by

UL Chief Economist Dr. Erin Grossi.

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   The study for this white paper included on-the-ground research and

interviews with the German energy ecosystem working on the country's energy

transformation. Germany was of key interest to Grossi, as the country is making

a large economic bet by setting aggressive goals to replace nuclear plants with

renewable sources of energy. In terms of overall renewable energy usage, the

country passed the 30 percent mark in 2014, and plans to reach 40-50 percent

countrywide by 2025, and as much as 80 percent by 2050.

   "We wanted to uncover why Germany would take such significant economic risks

on renewable energy, why its government believes it will ultimately be

successful with it, and what other markets around the world could contribute to

and learn from it," says Grossi.

   The white paper describes the overall differences between Germany's

environmental and security views, its razor-sharp focus on maintaining grid

sustainability, and the rise of its virtual power plants to solve some of the

more sophisticated engineering challenges. However, the study also shows there

are some energy blind spots Germany will have to address to meet its energy

goals -- which other nations can lend their innovations to help fill.

   "What we ultimately uncovered is that there is a variety of technology that

Germany will ultimately need to support their own transformation efforts that

manufacturing powerhouses in Asia and other markets can help fill," says

Grossi. "Specific innovations we looked at were battery storage, intelligent

transformers and inverters, sensors and data analytics, and their associated


   The white paper concludes a much more distributed, resilient and smarter

energy future globally will take hold over the next decade, with developing

nations leap-frogging to these systems rather than building centralized ones,

because it is now technically feasible and economically viable with today's

mechanical, electrical engineering and information technology resources.

   The full white paper is available for download at UL's online library

(http://bit.ly/1VVnTnx ) in a variety of languages at http://bit.ly/1VVnTnx.

   About UL

   UL (http://www.ul.com ) is a premier global independent safety science

company that has championed progress for more than 120 years. Its nearly 11,000

professionals are guided by the UL mission to promote safe working and living

environments for all people. UL uses research and standards to continually

advance and meet ever-evolving safety needs. We partner with businesses,

manufacturers, trade associations and international regulatory authorities to

bring solutions to a more complex global supply chain. For more information

about our certification, testing, inspection, advisory and education services,

visit: www.ul.com.

   CONTACT: Dagmar Ebaugh

            Global Public Relations & Social Media Manager

            UL Commercial & Industrial

            O: +1-678-872-0320

            C: +1-404-216.4354