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German Cabinet Decisions on Nuclear Post Spin-Off Liability, Cross-Border Renewables Support and DSO Incentives

The German Federal Cabinet last week agreed on three energy projects items on its energy turnaround agenda. This included the (very limited) opening of tenders for the support of renewable energies for other EU Member States, the revision of the Incentive Regulation Ordinance amending incentives towards investments into distribution networks, and the decision to implement the KFK-proposal regarding the financing of the nuclear power phase-out, including post spin-off liability.

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Revision of Incentive Regulation Ordinance

After the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy launched its consultation on the proposed revision of the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (ARegV), it is now looking at the comments. For the most part, the revision shall bring changes for distributions system operators, encouraging modernisation of the distribution grid to make it better suited to deal with increasing amounts of renewable energy. Continue reading ‘Revision of Incentive Regulation Ordinance’

BMWi Presents Key Points of New Regulatory Framework for Distribution Grid Operators

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has presented key points for a “Modern Regulatory Framework for Modern Distribution Networks”, the core element of which is an amendment of the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (ARegV). A focus lies on improving investment conditions and energy efficiency. The planned amendment is particularly relevant for future renewables growth, as about 80% of the electricity generated by renewable power plants is fed into the distribution networks. With the growing amount of renewable energy in Germany this creates the need to invest in the distribution networks to equip them for Germany’s energy transition (Energiewende).

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BNetzA: Evaluation Report Incentive Regulation Published

The Federal Network Agency has today presented its evaluation report on the German incentive regulation (Anreizregulierung) regime. The report has 481 pages – and it comes with a short English summary.

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First BGH Decisions Concerning Incentive Regulation Ordinance

In its first decisions concerning the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (Anreizregulierungsverordnung – ARegV), the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) clarified some controversial issues regarding the ARegV.
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