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Danish minister wants utilities to separate their grid and commercial activities

Danish utilities have a monopoly on operating the country's electricity grid, but this must be more clearly separated from their commercial activities, states the energy minister.

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It was never the intention for the electricity grid in Denmark, where utilities have a monopoly, to finance investment ventures in other fields far from the core businesses of these companies.

However several utilities have invested in television distribution, wood pellet factories and more – often with only losses to show for it, reports Danish media Jyllands-Posten.

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