“Limits of power”
Grid congestion at the Austrian border that led to last week’s decision by the German government to prepare the split of the common power price zone was a “homemade problem”, writes Christian Geinitz in an opinion piece for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The blame lies with the Renewable Energy Act that supports – and cheapens – alternative electricity. Additionally, grid expansion is very slow,” writes Geinitz.
For background, read the CLEW articles Loop flows: Why is wind power from northern Germany putting east European grids under pressure? and Europe's largest electricity market set to split