News Digest Item
26 Sep 2016

“Next power price shock to hit consumers”

Die Welt

The massive increase in grid fees announced by TenneT and other operators signals a new chapter in Germany’s Energiewende, writes Daniel Wetzel in Die Welt. “A new phase begins whereby capacity growth no longer takes centre stage, but the system integration of weather-dependent wind and solar power.” Technical efforts for transmission and distribution grids, as well as power storage, will become the most important factor driving costs, according to Wetzel.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read the CLEW factsheet What German households pay for power.

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