Government cabinet agrees to new grid fee law proposal
There will be no nationwide grid fee alignment in Germany according to a proposal by the economy ministry approved by the government cabinet, contrary to earlier press reports. However, the proposal for a grid fee reform will gradually abolish payments to decentralised power generators. Outgoing minister Sigmar Gabriel said the law was a further step to distribute costs more justly. These currently receive compensation because they don’t require long-distance transmission grids, lowering costs. Grid fees across Germany vary significantly.
Find the press release in German here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Power grid fees – Unfair and opaque?