• 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...
  • "Seven cents for gas is not sustainable in the long run"

    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...
  • 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...
  • Gascade completes Lubmin LNG connection

    Kassel - The transmission grid operator Gascade has completed the connection pipeline for the LNG terminal 'Deutsche Ostsee' in Lubmin. The 450-metre pipeline connects the Greifswald landing station with the Opal, NEL and Eugal long-distance gas pipelines....
  • Transmission fee rises by 69 per cent

    Berlin - From 1 January 2023 on, the uniform postage stamp charge for all transmission grids will be 6.03 €/(kWh/h)/a. This was announced today by the transmission grid operator OGE. Compared to the current fee, the increase amounts to 69 per cent...
  • Peak smoothing: Carmakers warn, energy industry agrees

    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)....
  • Federal Network Agency launches early warning system for gas shortages

    Bonn - The Federal Network Agency is now publishing new indicators for more transparency on gas supply security in the coming winter. Currently, all five are stable, including temperature-adjusted gas consumption and the situation in neighbouring...
  • "A full supply of solar energy is realistic"

    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...
  • EWE and TES build 500 MW electrolyser

    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)...
  • Stadtwerke Bochum test smart street lighting

    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...