News Digest Item
15 Feb 2017

Farmers demand better compensation for transmission line expansion

German Farmer’s Association (DBV)

Landowners should receive “better compensation” if power transmission lines are built on their premises, the German Farmers' Association (DBV) said in a press release. They should be eligible for recurring compensation payments instead of receiving a one-time reimbursement in order to ensure a swift grid expansion in line with Energiewende targets, the DBV said. Landowners must benefit too if grid operators generated revenues “on someone else’s property",  especially with respect to the major high-voltage transmission lines traversing Germany from north to south.

Read the press release in German here.

For more information, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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