EU Commission breaks German blockade of Danish electricity

EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager is taking on the Danish-German electricity market and demanding that Germany relax the bottleneck that for many years has made it difficult for Danish renewable power generators to sell electricity to the German market.

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German transmission system operator (TSO) TenneT has blocked the sale  of Danish electricity in violation of EU legislation on competition, says EU Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager in a ruling Friday.

For years, TenneT has limited transmission capacity between western Denmark and Germany. But now the German TSO has been ordered to "make available to the market the maximum capacity compatible with the safe operation of the interconnector between Western Denmark and Germany."

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