German wind industry calls for direct sale option for facilities supported by renewables law
According to the wind industry, German turbine operators supported under the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) should be able to sell their electricity directly to companies, reports Klaus Stratmann in the Handelsblatt. Until now, renewable electricity supported by the EEG has been “mixed” with fossil power when sold on the exchange, but German companies are interested in directly buying green power, said Hermann Albers, president of the German Wind Energy Association (BWE). “Thanks to digitalisation it is no longer a problem to prove the CO₂-free nature of an electricity supply,” said Albers. Until now, power purchase agreements (PPA) have been but an interesting option for older wind parks for which the EEG support has run out, he said.
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