06 Oct 2014, 00:00
Peter Dinkloh

Germany's energy transition in the media on 6 October

Der Spiegel

“Expensive power in the south”

Power prices in Germany may eventually be as much 10 percent higher in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg if the two southern German states do not get access to cheap windpower from Germany’s northern coast through two new power lines, magazine Der Spiegel reported, citing a study by the European Commission, the EU’s executive arm.
Windpower is one of the cheapest sources of power on wholesale power markets as it has zero fuel costs and it benefits from subsidies generated by a levy on the power price. At the same time, many industrial producers are at least partially exempted from the levies.

For the article in German see here



Bavaria’s premier Seehofer wants to prevent new north-south power lines

Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer wants to prevent the building of two north-south power lines, Focus magazine reported, citing Seehofer.

For the article in German see here.


Rheinische Post

German utility EnBW may mothball more power stations due to falling power prices

One of Germany’s largest power providers, state-owned utility Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg, might have to mothball more power stations and might shutdown two nuclear power plants earlier than planned due to falling wholesale prices, its chief executive told German paper Rheinische Post.

For the article in German see here.

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