EU Energy Commissioner Canete urges Germany to move on with grid extension
EU Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete in a newspaper interview published Tuesday urged Germany to overcome a political gridlock over plans to build new power transmission lines between the country’s north and south. "In my opinion, these lines are needed and important," Canete told German business daily Handelsblatt. The grid extension would be positive both for consumers and companies, the Commissioner argued. It could also help to further develop the EU internal energy market, he said. cep energy expert Moritz Bonn notes that the EU internal energy market offers good opportunities for increasing the share of renewables while assuring stable electricity supply in a cost-effective manner. “This requires a well developed energy infrastructure both inside Germany as well as towards its neighbour countries,” Bonn said.