News Digest Item
09 Jul 2018

The European Commission pushes for German-Danish interconnectors

Tagesspiegel Background

Transmission grid operator TenneT and the European Commission are proposing 1,300 megawatts of power trading capacity between Germany and Denmark, but consumer groups warn this will increase electricity costs for German households, Jacob Schlandt writes in Tagesspiegel Background. If more power from Denmark gets priority to be fed into the north German grid (which is already suffering from bottlenecks due to high wind-power input), costly countertrade, re-dispatch and feed-in management measures could result, Schlandt writes. According to Schlandt’s research, the European Commission has not examined these impacts and Germany’s Federal Network Agency has not been officially consulted.

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Read a CLEW factsheet on the European dimension of Germany’s power grid here.

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