Are the old nuclear power plants connected to the grid for a longer time? |
Habeck before the nuclear switch
Does Habeck want to keep the nuclear power plants after all?
The Ministry of Economy has changed the conditions of the stress test, which increases the chances that nuclear power plants will continue to operate. This is based on information from themirror” outside.
The decisive change: Grid operators should no longer simply estimate whether security of supply is available in Germany. They should also assess whether the continued operation of nuclear power plants will help lower prices.
Electricity prices are currently rising to new highs almost every day. The widespread use of nuclear power plants could help lower prices.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs Robert Habeck (52, Greens) is already planning legal options for nuclear power plants to continue, according to the “Spiegel”. Currently, the nuclear phase-out law provides for the end of electricity supply from nuclear power plants at the end of the year.
The network operators have not yet sent the results of the stress test to the ministry.
Earlier this month, the federal government asked the three operators RWE, EnBW and E.on how long the remaining fuel rods could continue to produce electricity. THE RESULTS: With a so-called extended operation of the nuclear power plant in Lingen, around 70 percent of production should be possible by April, also in Neckarwestheim. For the Bavarian Isar 2 nuclear power plant, the fuel rods should last until June.
What the Ministry of Economy did not ask the operators is if they can get new fuel rods and how long it will take.
According to the “Spiegel”, a spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of Economics denied a decision on the issue of the nuclear power plant and did not want to confirm a change in the design of the stress test.
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