German Power Grid Agency Opposes Higher Fees, Handelsblatt Says

Germany’s Federal Network Agency won’t allow power grid operators to raise fees for using their infrastructure, Handelsblatt reported, citing Jochen Homann, president of the regulator known as the Bundesnetzagentur.

While the agency won’t ditch its focus on cost efficiency, it is ready to discuss regulation with energy companies to help the country exit nuclear power, the newspaper cited Homann as saying in an e-mailed summary of an interview.

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