News Digest Item
15 Sep 2017

“More companies want exemption from grid fees”

Spiegel Online

The number of companies in Germany that do not pay grid fees is set to rise further, Spiegel Online reports. According to an answer by the federal government to a parliamentary inquiry by the Green Party, there were about 3,670 fee exemptions in 2016 and the figure could rise to over 4,000 this year, the article says. Green parliamentary group leader Oliver Krischer told journalists that the additional exemptions could lead to other power customers paying up to 400 million euros more to compensate for the funding losses resulting from additional exemptions.

Find the article in German here.

See the CLEW factsheet Grid fees – unfair and opaque? for background.

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