Danish consumers could pay a hefty price for energy contract cancellation

Statnett is lashing out at the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority for trying to prematurely terminate a deal for secondary reserve power. In addition to missing out on socio-economic gains for both countries, Danish electricity consumers will have to fork out millions of kroner to Norway.

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A clash over energy politics has broken out between Denmark and Norway. In a rare move, Norwegian system operator Statnett has issued a press release (Norwegian) where the Danish Energy Regulatory Authority (DERA) has been criticized for wanting to repeal a reservation of 100 MW secondary reserve power between Denmark and Norway from July 1 this year. It will cost electricity consumers from both countries millions of kroner, says Statnett.

"Statnett strongly disagrees with the draft and is looking seriously at the consequences," noted the press release.

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