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Berlin's electricity grid : energy policy in court

Matthias Kollatz trust. The Berlin Senator of Finance is continuing the policies of his predecessor, Ulrich Nußbaum, although the get before the court a swatter

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Berlin's electricity grid : energy policy in court

Matthias Kollatz trust. The Berlin Senator of Finance is continuing the policies of his predecessor, Ulrich Nußbaum, although the get before the court a swatter. Walnut was five years ago, the country's own society, Berlin energy the contract for the operation of the gas system; Kollatz Berlin energy now gets the award for the much larger and more profitable power grid. And can adjust to a lengthy legal battle with Vattenfall. The use of only the lawyers who earn the vermurksten concession procedure million fed from the tax money.

The red-red-green Senate had determined at an early stage and a full nationalization of the energy networks. Although this is written slightly in a coalition agreement. However, it is also to enforce a legally complicated procurement procedures, the discrimination has to be running, is hard. Because basically, the Old concessionaire with its experience and competence process as a "favorite" in a Concession. Especially against a Greenhorn such as the Berlin energy.

Berlin is a Greenhorn

The state-owned company, has no experience, but a network of partners, including the Eon, a subsidiary of Edis. And if Berlin energy takes over the 1300 employees of the Vattenfall subsidiary stromnetz Berlin GmbH, a smooth management of the 35 000-Kilometer-long network would be possible. It will come but only if Vattenfall gives up, and the power - and perhaps also in the Berlin district heating network sold for a few billion to the country and the city.

The Swedish state group has pulled back from the brown coal in the Lausitz, and Hamburg, its second-largest market. In Berlin, however, wanted to remain in the business and was contrary to the Senate: If the group would once again get the concession that had been granted to the country's participation in the network society. And, after a transitional period of five years, Berlin would have been allowed to even take on the majority

Perhaps it comes in the end, only on the price of

financial Senator Kollatz has decided against this model of cooperation and confrontation with Vattenfall. Also for the sake of peace in the coalition. For the design of the energy transition in the supposedly-smart City Berlin, the consequences can be disastrous, because the creative power and investment of policy and organization of the judiciary was issued. Berlin's energy policy is also in the coming years in the courts. And the successor of Kollatz can contend in the next legislative session with the theme. So far, So bad.

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Or is it all coming quite different, and the governing mayor and Senator of Finance have received two weeks ago during a visit to Vattenfall bosses, the Signal that the Swedes have no more time for the difficult business in Berlin Then it depends on the price. For a good two billion euros in the network belongs to the state of Berlin.

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