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OLG Düsseldorf Confirms Return on Equity Rates for Electricity and Gas Grids

The 3rd Cartel Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (OLG Düsseldorf)  confirmed the return on equity rates for electricity and gas grid operators pursuant  to the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (Anreizregulierungsverordnung – ARegV) for the first regulation period comprising the years 2009 to 2013.

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BNetzA Lowers Return on Equity Rates for Electricity and Gas Grids – But Less Than Feared

The return on equity rates for the second regulation period for gas networks and for electricity networks will be lower than in the first regulation period, but less than feared by network operators and their associations. After consulting with market participants, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) decided on a return of equity rate of 9.05%  for new installations (currently 9.29%) and 7.14% for existing installations, starting in 2013 (gas) respectively 2014 (electricity). The rates will apply for the 5 year regulation period.

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VBEW: PV Boom in Bavaria More and More Challenging for Grid Operators

The over 300,000 PV systems in Bavaria with their intermittent energy output pose considerable challenges for grid operators, the Bavarian Energy and Water Association (VBEW) warned.

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BNetzA Starts Consultation on Return on Equity Rates for Electricity and Gas Grids

The Federal Network Agency opened the consultation phase for return on equity rates for the second regulation period. The agency proposes to lower the rate before corporate tax from 9.29% to 8.2% for new installations. Affected market participants are asked to comment by 5 October 2011.

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