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  • Steel industry complains about hurdles to energy relief

    Berlin - The energy-intensive industry continues to see many open questions regarding the planned energy price brakes. The managing director of the German Steel Federation (WV Stahl), Martin Theuringer, criticised in an interview with energate that there is uncertainty, especially among large companies, about the granting of the subsidies...
  • Grid agency head Müller considers blackouts very unlikely

    Berlin - The President of the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA), Klaus Müller, gives the broadest possible blackout warning: "What we can say is that blackouts are very, very unlikely," Müller said at the annual conference of the Association of Industrial Energy and Power...
  • Instead of levy: 25 billion euros more for Uniper

    Berlin/Düsseldorf - The ailing energy company Uniper is to receive an additional 25 billion euros through the issue of new shares in the current crisis. This capital will also come from the public sector. It is intended to get the group through the gas procurement crisis...
  • Stadtwerke Castrop-Rauxel wants to park customers with Eon

    Castrop-Rauxel - The municipal utilities company Stadtwerke Castrop-Rauxel in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia will terminate the contracts of around 4700 out of 5500 gas and electricity customers at the turn of the year, a spokeswoman confirmed on request. They propose that affected customers temporarily switch to the basic supplier...
  • Storage operators consider gas shortage unlikely

    Berlin - Germany will get through the winter well if there are no extreme temperatures. This assessment of gas supply was supported by the Initiative Energien Speichern (Ines) with a scenario analysis...
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Nov
2022

Federal government passes electricity and gas price brake

Berlin - The federal government has passed the electricity and gas price brake with some changes. For example, the retroactive absorption of profits on the electricity market is off the table. Instead of 1 September on, this is now to take effect for the first time on 1 December 2022...
  • Berlin - The federal government has passed the electricity and gas price brake with some changes. For example, the retroactive absorption of profits on the electricity market is off the table. Instead of 1 September on, this is now to take effect for the first time on 1 December 2022...
  • Berlin - The steel industry in Germany is suffering from high energy prices and at the same time faces a major transformation for more climate protection. Martin Theuringer, managing director of the German Steel Federation, talked about competitive pressure, the brakes on electricity and gas prices and access to hydrogen in an energate interview...
  • Berlin - The energy-intensive industry continues to see many open questions regarding the planned energy price brakes. The managing director of the German Steel Federation (WV Stahl), Martin Theuringer, criticised in an interview with energate that there is uncertainty, especially among large companies, about the granting of the subsidies...
  • Berlin - After the Bundestag, the Bundesrat also approved the extension of the operating times of the three remaining nuclear power plants until April 2023 on 25 November. This means that nothing more stands in the way of continued operation for a limited period...
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  • Berlin - The automotive industry is disappointed by the proposals of the Federal Network Agency for the integration of controllable consumers into the electricity grid. There is "still a clear need for improvement" in the agency's plans to revise section 14a of the German Energy Act (EnWG)....
  • Broderstorf - In addition to ground-mounted systems, the northern German solar project developer Jes also addresses the commercial sector. In view of rising energy prices, more and more companies are opting for their own photovoltaic supply. energate spoke to CEO Jonas Holtz about achievable savings and bureaucratic hurdles...
  • Essen - RWE is pushing ahead with the structural change of its opencast mining areas in the Rhineland. In Garzweiler and Jackerath, the Essen-based company wants to build two large PV ground-mounted plants including battery storage. Meanwhile, a third solar park on the site of the Inden opencast mine is about to be commissioned....
  • Essen/Berlin - Three power plant units of RWE are allowed to make more profit than other lignite-fired power plants after the planned revenue skimming. For power plants in the Rhenish mining area, for which the coal phase-out will come in 2030 instead of 2038, the draft law for the electricity price brake provides for a special regulation...
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  • Berlin/Oldenburg - The Oldenburg-based energy group EWE wants to build a 500 MW electrolyser in Wilhelmshaven together with the hydrogen company Tree Energy Solutions (TES)...
  • Bochum - Stadtwerke Bochum is testing five smart streetlights over a length of 150 metres. These only shine brightly when needed otherwise they are dimmed. In the early evening and late morning hours to 18.5 watts, in the period from 10pm in the evening to 5am in the morning even to 12.5 watts...
  • Ulm - The Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg is building a pilot plant for the production of cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The new plant will be able to produce material batches of up to 100 kilograms...
  • Wittenberg - The storage manufacturer Tesvolt is taking a stake in the software company Wendeware. Tesvolt wants to make greater use of the company's expertise for its own products...
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