Federal Minister of Consumer Protection Ilse Aigner reportedly called for amendments of a bill on the revised liability regime for offshore wind farm grid connection delays, Süddeutsche Zeitung writes.
According to previously released key points for the yet unpublished bill , the transmission system operators (TSOs) shall be allowed to pass on to the electricity consumers certain damages they would have to pay for grid connection delays and prolonged interruptions. The bill intends to speed up grid connection and make investments in offshore grids more attractive.
The planned revision of the liability regime had been criticised by consumer protection activists . At the same time, the bill is anxiously awaited by the northern coastal states of Germany and many other affected parties.
Source: Süddeutsche Zeitung 
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