News Digest Item
24 Apr 2017

“Electricity toll looming”

Die Welt

German farmers and land owners should be compensated when their property is used for planned underground direct current power lines, the German Farmers’ Association’s (DBV) general secretary Bernhard Krüsken has said in a letter to the economy ministry,  Daniel Wetzel reports in Die Welt. Krüsken wants new regulation that would guarantee “recurring flat rate acceptance payments,” amounting to 10 euros per meter of power lines per year, writes Wetzel. This kind of electricity toll could be paid by consumers with their power bill, according to Wetzel.

Read the article in German here.

Find background information in the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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