Renewable operators receive more compensation for insufficient grid capacities
Germany’s electricity consumers paid 228 million euros in the first three months of 2018 in compensation to renewable energy operators because their power could not be fed into grids with insufficient capacity, an increase of 60 percent over a year earlier, Michael Kerler writes in Augsburger Allgemeine. Because crucial grid connections aren’t completed and some offshore wind parks aren’t connected to the network, Germany’s Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) predicts even higher costs in the coming year, according to the article. Green party head Annalena Baerbock told the author that the German government wasn’t doing enough to accelerate the necessary grid expansion.
Find the article in German here.
Read a CLEW dossier on Germany’s grid expansion delay here.