"Gradual exit from nuclear power"
German electric utilities company EnBW has asked the authorities for permission to shut down and dismantle its two remaining nuclear power stations, M. Bauchmüller and V. Bernau write in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Jörg Michels, head of EnBW’s nuclear power plant division, said the move underscored the group’s intention to implement Germany’s energy transition plan to phase out nuclear power. It remained unclear whether this would lead to an early nuclear phase-out for the company. EnBW’s Neckarwestheim 2 plant could remain in operation until 2022, while the Philippsburg 2 reactor has until 2019. But, in view of currently low revenues on power exchange, nuclear plant operators could choose an early exit.
Read the article in German here.