Danish TSO's regulatory turn could yield significant CO2 reductions

Once Energinet revises the special regulation, thus making it less attractive for Danish wind turbines to participate and receive payment for curtailing output, it will yield a regional CO2 reduction of 1 million tonnes per year.

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If Denmark's wind turbines stop getting paid for curtailing generation out of consideration for internal bottlenecks in Germany, it will yield a CO2 reduction of 1 million tonnes annually, show a new analysis conducted by Danish transmission system operator Energinet on the climate effects that come with moving the trading away from the grid balancing market to the intraday market.

Energinet unveiled the plans earlier this year, sparking fierce criticism. The electricity sector suspects that the new plans will squeeze spot power prices, strain the market and delay unsubsidized energy efforts.

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