Wind energy - Federal Network Agency takes measures to extend the deadline
- Mar 25, 2020 11:01 am GMT
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We welcome the fact that the Federal Network Agency has taken some measures today to react to the sluggish implementation of awarded contracts for onshore wind energy.
The break in supply chains, even within previously stable European value-added networks as a result of the corona crisis, makes it more difficult the schedule for the construction of new wind turbines in many federal states.
The pragmatic approach of the Federal Network Agency, which, in feedback with the Federal Ministry of Economics, does not insist on the deadlines of the EEG , shows that politics is tackling visible problems quickly, 'said Hermann Albers President of the WindEnergie Association. However, in order to achieve legally secure extension of deadlines here, a change in the legal basis remains inevitable.
'We rely on the legislative process to accelerate the energy turnaround. Wind energy on land in particular ensures stable value creation through local anchoring, regional added value and strong anchoring in German and European mechanical engineering. Today we already guarantee security of supply and can do it with one 'Already in the financial crisis, wind energy and the rest of the renewables were an anchor of stability. We want and can be that again,' said Hermann Albers.
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