News Digest Item
05 Oct 2017

Power grid fees increase in the West, decrease in the East

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Power transmission grid operators Amprion, TenneT and Transnet-BW are planning to increase grid fees by between 9 and 45 percent, Andreas Mihm writes for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Grid expansion and measures to stabilise the grid – such as re-dispatch measures – are partly responsible for rising costs in the West, Mihm writes. However, eastern German grid operator 50 Hertz plans to decrease fees by 11 percent, because progress on grid expansion has reduced the need for costly stabilising measures.

For background, read the CLEW factsheets Power grid fees- Unfair and opaque? and What German households pay for power.

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