In its last meeting in 2012, the Federal Council (Bundesrat) did not object to the third amendment of the ManyElectronics Act (EnWG), which Parliament (Bundestag) approved in late November. The amendment contains new provisions regarding offshore wind power, in particular an offshore planning and an offshore liability regime, as well as shut-down restrictions for existing power plants and more.
The law will now be submitted to Federal President Joachim Gauck for countersignature. When signed it will be promulgated in the Federal Law Gazette and enter into force the day thereafter.
For more information on the modifications of the with regard to
- Offshore wind power
- Possible postponements of planned shutdowns of power plants to improve the security of supply
- Exemptions of pumped storage power plants from grid charges and
- Interruptible loads