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Electricity cost free thanks to renewables


How much does electricity cost? A lot, a little, even nothing but only in certain moments. It happened for example on Sunday 16 June 2013 that, for the first time, in Italy for 2 hours on cost of electricity it was equal to zero euros thanks to renewables, in spite of the increase in the price of oil. Obviously this has had and will still have positive effects also on the levels of polluting emissions, which in terms of energy tend to follow the same cost curve.

The merit of this historic event goes to renewable energies, which in the summer show all their potential. Bring to zero the cost of electricity in Italy, even for just two hours, it was in fact possible thanks to the now high presence in the Italian territory of plants that transform sun, wind, water and biomass into energy, which thanks to the natural availability of these resources reaches the market at a cost decidedly lower than that of traditional sources.

And this is only the beginning: in the future, in fact, the resetting of the cost of electricity it could become more and more frequent thanks to the growing penetration of renewable energies in the Italian electricity market. But we pay ... If the cost of electricity produced decreases, because the electricity price the bill does not decrease as much or at least tends not to? Good question that is not easy to answer, we refer to a next chapter.

Meanwhile, for those wishing to deepen the theme of the relationship between renewable energy and cost of energy also entering the very complex mechanisms that regulate the price final ofelectricity on the market, we recommend the publication of APER (Renewable Energy Producers Association) 'Renewable energies and the electricity market - The benefits of renewables on the price of energy', which, specifically, analyzes the relationship between the presence of renewable sources in the electricity market and the lowering of electricity price, or the phenomenon of peak shaving.

The work curated by APER will be presented on Thursday 18 July in an event in Milan in the Saba room of the Hotel Doria. This will be followed by a round table attended by AEEG, Terna, GSE, Greenpeace and Altroconsumo, moderated by the scientific journalist Roberto Rizzo, collaborator of Corriere della Sera.

Participation in the event is free, upon registration at the address [email protected]



Video: Why renewables cant save the planet. Michael Shellenberger. TEDxDanubia (December 2021).