“Grid fees: increasing disparities”
Germany’s grid fees on average will increase in 2017, but regional disparities and those based on the consumption volume will grow, according to a short analysis by energy think tank Agora Energiewende.* Consumers in rural areas with strong renewables development pay fees that are particularly high. “As a consequence, power consumers in expensive regions pay more than double for the grid fees than power consumers in the cheap regions,” writes Agora Energiewende in a press release. The only fair solution was the nationwide standardisation of the fees, writes Agora Energiewende.
*Like the Clean Energy Wire, Agora Energiewende is a project funded by Stiftung Mercator and the European Climate Foundation.