News Digest Item
27 Oct 2017

Compensation payments for wind turbine operators double in 2016

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Consumer grid fees rose by nine percent last year, and are unlikely to decrease much next year, according to a market report drafted by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), which is due to be published soon and was leaked to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Grid problems are unlikely to improve next year, the newspaper quotes from the report. Compensation payments to wind turbine operators who could not feed their power into the grid temporarily because of network constraints doubled to 643 million euros last year, according to the article.

Read the article in German here.

Find all the relevant background in the factsheets What German households pay for power and Power grid fees – Unfair and opaque?

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