2019-08-23
http://w3.windfair.net/wind-energy/news/27836-eu-european-commission-europe-germany-state-aid-offshore-surcharge-electro-intensive

Germany Gets Permission to Exclude Companies from Offshore Surcharge

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The European Commission has found German plans to grant reductions on an offshore surcharge to electro-intensive users and railways to be in line with EU State aid rules.

Official Press Release European Commission:

State aid: Commission approves reductions on offshore surcharge for electro-intensive and railway companies in Germany

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State aid: Commission approves reductions on offshore surcharge for electro-intensive and railway companies in Germany

The European Commission has found German plans to grant reductions on an offshore surcharge to electro-intensive users and railways to be in line with EU State aid rules. The measure will contribute to the competitiveness of these companies without unduly distorting competition in the Single Market.

Following an amendment to the German Energy Act (EnWG), as of 2019 the costs of connecting offshore wind installations to the main electricity grid will be financed via an offshore surcharge (Offshore-Netzumlage), to be paid by electricity consumers. The amended German Energy Act also provides for reductions from this offshore surcharge for certain electro-intensive industrial users, as well as for railway companies. The reductions will confer an advantage to these... ... More: Official Press Release European Commission

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EU, European Commission, Europe, Germany, state aid, offshore surcharge, electro-intensive







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