News Digest Item
09 Apr 2018

Germany’s power supply security ranks among highest internationally - gov

Lausitzer Rundschau

Germany enjoys one of the highest levels of power supply security in the world, Lausitzer Rundschau reports, citing information provided by the German government in response to an enquiry by the Green Party. The country’s already high level of power supply security will be further improved in the coming years when the NordLink power line with Norway begins operation in 2020. In addition, a national reserve capacity was introduced in 2016 with older coal-fired power plants, which has never been used. Ingrid Nestle, Green Party member of the Bundestag, has therefore taken issue with the government’s policy, arguing that the high compensation for power plant operators was not justified. Given the high level of supply security, it was incomprehensible why the decision to cut off relevant volumes of coal electricity would be relegated to a special commission.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany's electricity grid stable amid energy transition.

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