The drop in frequency in Europe’s electricity grid could cause problems

10.01.2021. / 11:49

BRUSSELS – The drop in frequency in the electricity network of Europe could have caused huge problems in the supply of electricity, and the lack of electricity in Romania is to blame for that.

The European Association of Electricity Networks (ENTSO-E) confirmed that the frequency dropped to 49,745 hertz on Friday, and a frequency of 50 hertz is required for normal operation of the network.

European electricity operators managed to stabilize the network after an hour.

The Romanian operator Transelektrika confirmed that the northwestern part of Romania was left without electricity, in some places for up to an hour and a half, while in other parts of the country the voltage dropped to 90 volts.

Austrian experts have long warned that Europe is in danger of “eclipse”, because after the power outage of several power plants in the European network, as was the case now, large amounts of electricity are missing, which can lead to a chain reaction and the danger of collapse of the entire system.

EVN expert Stefan Cah said that they were on the verge of disaster due to the drop in frequency.

“That would cause damage of around one billion euros a day in Austria alone, according to the economy.” The complete collapse of the power grid would also lead to tragedies, because we need to think about the sick and the elderly who would be sitting in the dark. “said Cah.

This frequency drop has been the second largest breakdown in the European power grid since 2006, when more than 10 million households were left without electricity, reports “Sputnik”. Roe deer


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