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Danish-German grid issues worsened last year

New figures confirm historically low capacity on the cable connection between southern Denmark and Germany. This is negatively impacting exports for Danish electricity producers.

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It only became more challenging for Danish electricity producers to sell electricity to German consumers during 2016, writes the Danish Energy Association on the basis of data from Energinet.dk.

The bottleneck between the two markets meant that only 11 percent of the capacity between Jutland in southern Denmark and Germany was available last year on average. This is the lowest number ever. In 2015, the same figure was 13 percent and the year before the average outlet was 29 percent of the time.

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