11 Dec 2018, 13:43
Sören Amelang

EU requires TenneT to boost power trading capacity between Denmark and Germany


The European Commission has asked transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT to increase the electricity trading capacity between western Denmark and Germany and to ensure a specific guaranteed capacity available at all times, reports Enerdata. The Commission opened a formal investigation in March 2018 to check whether TenneT infringed EU antitrust rules by systematically limiting southward capacity at the power interconnection between the two countries, according to the article. “According to the European Commission, concerns were raised about TenneT's possible discrimination against non-German electricity producers, preventing the export of cheap electricity from the Nordic countries, where it is largely generated from renewable energy sources such as wind and hydropower.”

Read the report in English here.

Find background in the dossier Energiewende hinges on unblocking the power grid.

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