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New Record: EUR 1.4 Billion Costs for Network and System Security Measures in 2017

On 18 June 2018 the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) published the report on network and system security-measures for 2017.  Cost increased to EUR 1.4 billion, far above the EUR 880 million for 2016 and EUR 1.1 billion for 2015.

Redispatch and feed-in management measures are taken by the grid operators to maintain network and system security.  Due to substantially increased renewable energy generation that could not be handled by the existing grid without costly measures by the grid operators, network and system security measures have increased significantly in 2017.

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BNetzA: Consultation on Draft Withdrawal of Decision on Redispatch Measures and Compensation

In 2012 the federal grid regulator (BNetzA) issued a decision for interventions in the operation of conventional power plants by the transmission system operator in order to stabilise the grid (redispatch measures). After the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf recently annulled these decisions in thirteen cases, BNetzA is now planning to retroactively withdraw its decision and is asking for comments on its draft decision by 22 July 2015.

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OLG Düsseldorf Annuls Two BNetzA Decisions on Redispatch Measures and Compensation

Two decisions by the federal grid regulator (BNetzA) concerning compensation for interventions in the operation of conventional power plants by the transmission system operations to stabilise the grids (so-called redispatch measures), were annulled by the 3rd Cartel Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (OLG Düsseldorf) informed yesterday.

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Irsching 4 and 5 Operators Agree with Tennet and BNetzA Not to Close Down Plants for Grid Security Reasons

The operators of the Irsching 4 and 5 power plant units agreed with Tennet TSO GmbH not to close down the highly efficient but presently unprofitable gas-fired power plant units near Ingolstadt within the next three years. The units were needed to secure grid stability and the security of supply, and would continue to be operated to allow Tennet to resort to so-called redispatch measures if necessary, Tennet said. E.ON will receive the fixed costs for the power plants.

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Criticism on Federal Network Agency Decisions on Redispatch Measures

The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) has voiced strong criticism regarding two decisions by the 6th and 8th Ruling Chamber of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) on redispatch measures, i.e. interventions of the transmission operators into the operation of power plants connected to their grids in order to avoid or overcome grid congestion.

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