In terms of grid reliability, the only nations that rival Germany are Japan (another “green” leader) and Singapore.
Brattle Group says Germany has been remarkably successful, given the goal – shared by great majority of population – of ‘de-fossilising’ its electricity sector.
Japan has nine times Germany’s renewable energy resources, but produces nine times less electricity from renewables. That’s because Japan’s government allows utility monopolies to protect their profits by blocking competitors.
Large industrial power users in renewable-focused Germany will pay 35% less for their electricity next year than those in nuclear powered France.