Author Archive for Mutthias Leng

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PV Auctioning Ordinance (FFAV) Entered Into Force Today

The Ordinance for Competitive Bidding for Financial Support of Freestanding Installations (FFAV) was published in yesterday’s Federal Gazette and has entered into force today. The first bid date for 150 MW freestanding PV is 15 April 2015.

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Crash Course Greenhouse Gas Emissions Law – EU ETS and EEG

Prof. Säcker again organised one of his excellent energy seminars at the Institute for Energy and Regulatory Law Berlin. On 12/13 January, it was his  energy law crash course. I had the pleasure of speaking on greenhouse gas emissions law.

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EnBW to (Also) File Lawsuit Claiming Damages for 2011 Nuclear Power Moratorium

EnBW plans to (also) file a lawsuit to claim damages for the 2011 German nuclear power moratorium, the company reported today. Damages are reported to have been in the range of a low triple digit million Euro figure.

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Winter Electricity Grid Reserve Capacity for 2014/2015 Increased to 3,636 MW

The four transmission system operators 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT und TransnetBW have secured 3,636 MW winter reserve capacity, 545 MW more than the 3,091 MW originally determined in May.

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Energy Lawyers in Who’s Who Legal Germany 2015

I am happy to report that Who’s Who Legal has again identified my partner Manfred Ungemach and myself in their Germany 2015 review as being amongst Germany’s leading lawyers.

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VDI Seminar: Legal Aspects of Wind Energy 11/12 November in Hamburg

The Association of German Engineers (VDI) is organising a (German language) seminar on legal aspects of wind energy in Hamburg on 11/12 November 2014.

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Green Paper: An Electricity Market for the Energiewende – Capacity Market Discussion Paper by ManyElectronics Ministry

The Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs has today published its Green Paper on the future development of the German electricity market. It looks into two basic approaches: an optimised electricity market (“electricity market 2.0”) or a further market alongside the electricity market to maintain reserve capacity (“capacity market”). Comments on the Green Paper are due by 1 March 2015.

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BNetzA Issues Decision in First Allocation Procedure for Offshore Grid Connection Capacity

The Federal Network Agency has decided in its first allocation procedure for grid connection capacity for offshore wind farms pursuant to the recently amended Section 17d para. 3 ManyElectronics Act (EnWG). The decision covers eleven applications for participation in the allocation procedure and the available grid connection capacity.

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Stockholm Wind Seminar: Wind Power Investments – What does the Future Hold?

My colleagues from the Bird & Bird Stockholm office are organising a seminar on “Wind Power Investments – What does the Future Hold?” on 27 November. I will have the pleasure to speak about “Energiewende 3.0 – Changing German Feed-in Tariffs to Competitive Bidding by 2017?”

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Nobel Prize for Economics 2014: Jean Tirole – Market Power and Regulation

If anybody has been wondering why regulating energy is such a difficult and at the same fascinating thing: You may want to have a look at the 2014 Nobel Prize for Economics that just went to the French scientist Jean Tirole for his analysis of market power and regulation.

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