Unit 7 of EnBW's Rheinhafen steam power plant (RDK) is one of the power plants subject to a surcharge.

Decommissioning auction: awards for EnBW and GKM

Bonn - Despite all the debates about security of supply, the coal phase-out in Germany continues to take shape. In the latest decommissioning auction, the Federal Network Agency awarded six acceptances, including to EnBW and GKM. For the first time, there will be a decommissioning without compensation...
  • Cuxhaven - The Cuxhaven-based wind power project developer PNE AG plans to issue a bond in the amount of 50 million euros. Among other things, the company intends to use the money to refinance bonds 2018/2023 ahead of schedule, PNE AG announced. The proceeds from the corporate bond will also be used to "finance organic and inorganic growth"....
  • London - The British nuclear power station project Hinkley Point C remains a permanent construction site with rising costs. The developer, EDF, has once again corrected both the timetable and the cost calculation. Nevertheless, the British government plans to build eight new nuclear power stations by 2030 if possible.
  • Ørsted: First North Sea wind farm on the balancing energy market

    Hamburg/Leipzig - For the first time ever, an offshore wind farm in Germany has been officially prequalified for the balancing power market. Ørsted, E2M and Tennet use just under one tenth of the 312 MW North Sea wind farm "Borkum Riffgrund 1" for secondary balancing power and hope to find imitators...
  • Record year for wind power builders

    Brussels - The global wind industry picked up more orders than ever in 2021, according to the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). A total of 30 wind power builders, including 9 from Europe, built turbines with a total capacity of around 105,000 MW...
  • Brandenburg introduces minimum distance for wind turbines

    Potsdam - Brandenburg is another federal state that has set a minimum distance for wind turbines from residential areas. The state parliament has approved a bill according to which wind turbines must maintain a minimum distance of 1,000 metres from residential buildings in the future...
  • Guarantees of origin to be tradable in spot auction

    Leipzig/Paris - The energy exchange Epex Spot plans to start auctioning guarantees of origin at the end of September this year. The auctions are to take place monthly. The market design is "multi-dimensional"...
  • EDF lowers nuclear power forecasts for 2022

    Paris - The French energy company EDF is further downgrading its forecasts for electricity production. The reason is corrosion damage that EDF discovered after routine inspections in several nuclear power plants...
  • North Sea countries want to increase offshore capacity tenfold

    Esbjerg/Denmark The North Sea is to become a "green power plant for Europe". This was agreed by the North Sea countries Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Denmark on 18 May at the "North Sea Summit" in Esbjerg, Denmark....
  • Government wants less gas in power generation

    Berlin - The Federal Government wants to restrict the burning of gas for electricity generation under certain circumstances. A law to this effect could be passed by the federal government as early as 25 May...