News Digest Item
18 Jan 2017

“Power price alignment is coming - government sources”


Grid fees will be aligned across Germany despite economy minister Sigmar Gabriel’s recent backtracking on such plans, Reuters reports citing government sources. Responding to pressure from eastern German federal states the government is working on a bill to align grid fees nationwide, Reuters reports. However, it may take years before grid fees are uniform across all German states, it adds. Grid fees account for about a quarter of the power price in Germany and are higher in sparsely populated regions and where grids have to be expanded due to newly installed renewable energy capacities.

Read the article in German here.

For background, see the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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