News Digest Item
15 Jun 2017

“Denmark and Germany agree on increasing electricity trade between their countries”

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)

Germany and Denmark have agreed to increase the minimum cross-border electricity trade, according to a press release by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi). “The agreement acknowledges that Germany is undergoing a fundamental energy transition and is making enormous efforts for expanding its internal grids - not only to implement the German Energy transition, but also to foster electricity trade for Europe. This agreement recognises that this fundamental grid expansion needs time,” said Rainer Baake, state secretary in the BMWi.

Find the press release in English here.

For background read the CLEW factsheet Re-dispatch costs in the German power grid and the CLEW article Loop flows: Why is wind power from northern Germany putting east European grids under pressure?

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