News Digest Item
11 Nov 2016

Local utilities to cooperate in light of Energiewende pressure


Cooperation and the bundling of resources can help local German utilities cope with  challenges brought on by the energy transition, writes Jürgen Flauger in the Handelsblatt. Local utilities in Cologne, Düsseldorf and Duisburg have initiated cooperation talks, for example in joint operation of the power grid, Flauger says, citing company sources. The energy world is becoming “more and more complex – and one can best respond with partners,” Dieter Steinkamp of Rheinenergie AG in Cologne told Flauger.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet Small, but powerful – Germany’s municipal utilities.

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