Tag Archive for 'Grid'

BNetzA: Proposal for Standardisation of Redispatch Rules to Ensure Network Stability

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has initiated proceedings aimed at determining redispatch rules for power plants connected to the German high and extra-high voltage network. The new rules shall contribute to ensuring network stability.

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Federal Network Agency Workshop on Technology Options to Cover Capacity Needs in Transmission Networks

The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) has published the results of its workshop on technology options to cover capacity needs in transmission networks of 9 July 2010.  Continue reading ‘Federal Network Agency Workshop on Technology Options to Cover Capacity Needs in Transmission Networks’

New Era of Energy Remunicipalisation?

In the early nineties municipal energy supply was considered a burdensome and costly service by many municipalities. Hence, many of them outsourced the energy supply to private companies. Now, as many concession agreements with private utilities are about to expire, municipalities are reconsidering a remunicipalisation of the grids. Many municipalities are again thinking that energy and investments in its infrastructure are an attractive source of income, providing stable yields. Continue reading ‘New Era of Energy Remunicipalisation?’

E.ON CEO Says Regulation Hampers Grid Modernization

Outgoing E.ON CEO Wulf Bernotat called for a shift of the regulation policy of the Federal Network Agency with respect to grid costs. Continue reading ‘E.ON CEO Says Regulation Hampers Grid Modernization’

Investors Compete for Vattenfall’s High Voltage Grid

Börsenzeitung reported that a bidding contest has ensued for Vattenfall AG’s high voltage grid. Continue reading ‘Investors Compete for Vattenfall’s High Voltage Grid’

Vattenfall Sells Grid to Deutsche Bank, Allianz and Goldman Sachs

Vattenfalls is reported to be selling its German high voltage grid to a consortium of financial investors, including Deutsche Bank, Allianz and Goldman Sachs. Continue reading ‘Vattenfall Sells Grid to Deutsche Bank, Allianz and Goldman Sachs’