News Digest Item
17 Oct 2018

New law to accelerate power grid expansion

Süddeutsche Zeitung

Germany’s energy ministry is drafting a law to accelerate the development of the country’s electricity network, Michael Bauchmüller reports in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. The draft, seen by the paper, will include streamlining the planning procedure, particularly where new power transmission lines are going to follow existing routes. It also includes new options for penalising property owners and grid operators who delay expansion works. The law is currently being reviewed by other ministries and is due to be voted on in parliament in December.

Read the article in German here.

Find further details on the ministry’s plan to accelerate grid expansion here.

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