Northern countries are planning a push for lower electricity grid fees

The northern German states of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Schleswig-Holstein and Brandenburg are planning a push to redistribute electricity grid usage fees. “We want to take the initiative at the federal level,” announced Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania’s Economics Minister Reinhard Meyer (SPD) on Thursday in the state parliament in Schwerin. “People ask me why I pay one of the highest electricity prices in Germany when we feed in renewable energies here?” the minister reported. He must give an answer to that. The grid usage fees are part of the electricity price. They are particularly high where few people live and where a lot of renewable energy is generated and fed into the power grid.

In recent years, there have been repeated attempts by particularly affected regions to distribute the network costs resulting from renewable energies to electricity customers nationwide. That has failed so far. Grid usage fees are highest in Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Resistance to wind turbines sometimes large

Leave a Comment