More than 30 relevant stakeholders from business, government, politics, academia and civil society took part in the workshop to discuss these questions together. The need for reform of grid fees was explicitly affirmed by most of the participants. Grid tariffs should be more equitable and encourage more innovation for an energy system based 100% on renewables. The current debate is perceived as being technically closed, which, in contrast to the EEG levy – the renewable energy surcharge - for example, is not discussed much in public, or cannot be discussed much due to a general lack of knowledge. Therefore, many participants expressed that they found it valuable that Germanwatch, an NGO, brought the discussion onto the table. A public dialogue on a network tariff reform was welcomed by many of the participants, who also expressed the wish to continue working together on the topic. Over the course of the workshop, a number of elements were discussed, which could potentially make network charges fairer.
If you are interested in the results of the workshop, please contact David Frank, firstname.lastname@example.org.