News Digest Item
20 Jul 2017

“Supply security reasons” prevent power plant closure

Federal Network Agency

Power generating units with a total capacity of about 13,658 megawatt (MW) are scheduled for closure in Germany, but only about 7,667 MW have already been shut down, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has said in a press release. The remainder of nearly 6,000 MW also includes about 3,696 MW of facilities that “cannot currently be closed for supply security reasons”, BNetzA says. Transmission grid operators (TSOs) can suspend the decommissioning of a plant requested by its operator if the facility is rated as “systemically relevant”, the agency explains.

Find the press release in English here.

See the CLEW dossier The energy transition and Germany's power grid for background. Source: BNetzA

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