News Digest Item
23 Sep 2016

“Electricity prices rise; TenneT increases grid fees by 80 percent”


German households will have to pay 30 euros more per year for electricity as grid operator TenneT plans to raise its grid fees by 80 percent in the new year, writes Klaus Stratmann in Handelsblatt. “The main reason for this increase is that the grid expansion doesn’t progress as fast as renewables development,” Urban Keussen, Chair of the Board at TenneT TSO GmbH, told Handelsblatt. Ninety-five percent of the additional costs were due to the increased number of measures to stabilise the grid and only five percent grounded in grid expansion, said Keussen.

Read the article (behind paywall) in German here.

Find background information in the CLEW factsheet Re-dispatch costs in the German power grid.

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