The German Federal Constitutional Court declares the inadmissibility of a complaint challenging a provision of the Energy Act which obliges operators of private power plants to reduce power input on request of the grid operator in return for a compensation (German Electricity Grid)

Constitutional Court Declares Complaint Against Curtailment Provision in Energy Act Inadmissible* In a recent decision the Federal Constitutional Court (BVerfG) declared a constitutional complaint (Verfassungsbeschwerde) inadmissible that challenged a provision in the German Energy Act (EnWG) which obliges operators of private power plants to reduce power input on request of the grid operator in return for a compensation. The complaint did not meet the (high) requirements for justification of bringing an constitutional action, BVerfG held. The main reasons given for the ruling are as

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Matthias Lang, The German Federal Constitutional Court declares the inadmissibility of a complaint challenging a provision of the Energy Act which obliges operators of private power plants to reduce power input on request of the grid operator in return for a compensation (German Electricity Grid), 13 March 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin ECHR, Art. N° 65272

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