News Digest Item
03 Nov 2016

“Gabriel redistributes grid costs“

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The federal economy ministry plans to introduce a common transmission grid fee across Germany, writes Andreas Mihm in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Grid fees currently differ depending on the region and are higher where the development of renewables calls for faster grid expansion. This is particularly the case in eastern German states, according to Mihm. “Germans from the East pay so that green electricity can be delivered to southern Germany. […] All in all, the regulation will help consumers in the East, which have up to 20 percent higher costs [at the moment],” writes Mihm.

Read the CLEW factsheet Set-up and challenges of Germany's power grid and the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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