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Germany Moves to Draw Up Blackout Contracts With Industry

  • Grid operators are in talks with firms to cut power use
  • Rolling blackouts would be limited to a few hours a day
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Germany is trying to draw up agreements with major users of electricity to reduce consumption this winter in case gas is rationed for power generation.

The two biggest grid operators in the south of Germany are approaching huge manufacturers like BASF SE to find out how much electricity demand they can cut if needed, perhaps for a few hours a day as winter approaches.