News Digest Item
03 Aug 2016

Cabinet approves regulation for extension of distribution grids

Federal Government

The government cabinet has approved a new regulation on how grid operators are paid for investments into the extension of the distribution network. This is important to make sure the energy transition in the distribution grid is making progress, state secretary Rainer Baake said in a press release. The distribution grid had to be extended and modernised without increasing the financial burden on consumers too much in order to take up more renewable power from decentral sources in the coming years, the government said. The most efficiently-investing grid operators will receive a bonus.

Read the press release in German here.

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