News Digest Item
10 Apr 2017

“EU Commission sceptical about capacity reserve”

Handelsblatt / dpa

Germany’s planned financial support for reserve power plants has been met with scepticism by the European Commission, news agency dpa reports in an article carried by Handelsblatt. The Commission has doubts about the necessity of this “important part of the German energy transition,” the article says. Margrethe Vestager, EU Commissioner for Competition, said the capacity reserve would be scrutinised to avoid illegitimate subsidies. The capacity reserve of two gigawatts German grid operators are required to provide by 2018 is meant to serve as a backup if volatile renewable power generation fails to cover the country’s demand, the article adds.

Read the article in German here

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