News Digest Item
23 Oct 2017

Power cut-offs due to unpaid bills largely flat in 2016

dpa / BNetzA

Last year, German households had their power cut off due to unpaid bills around 330,000 times, according to the draft of the Federal Network Agency's (BNetzA) annual monitoring report, seen by news agency dpa. This represents a small year-on-year decrease (from 331,000 in 2015 and 351,802 in 2014). Suppliers have the right to stop supplying power to customers who owe more than 100 euros. A total of 6.6 million power supply connections were under threat of cut-off in 2016, dpa reports. Germany counts more than 40 million households.

Read the article in German here.

For background read the CLEW dossiers Utilities and the energy transition and The energy transition and Germany’s power grid.

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