Draft Ordinance on Reserve Power Plants

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) presented a draft ordinance that shall provide more details on the recently introduced limitations on shutting down power plants to improve the security of supply.

An EnWG amendment adopted last year inter alia introduced provisions allowing the shutdown of power plants only under restricted conditions in order to improve the security of supply (Sections 13a and 13b EnWG).

Based on Section 13b EnWG BMWi now presented a draft ordinance, which further details these EnWG closure provisions, in particular with regard to a transparent procurement of reserve capacity and the shutdown of so-called system relevant power plants.

Source: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology

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