Germany faces coal shortage – Bloomberg — RT Business News


Electricity producers in Germany’s Rhine region have warned that electricity supply could shrink due to delays in coal deliveries to power plants due to low water levels in major rivers, Bloomberg reported. Friday.

According to the report, a number of coal-fired power plants, including those run by utilities EnBW AG and Trianel GmbH, issued notices this week warning that they are facing supply problems. Trianel’s Lunen power station should have cut power generation over the weekend, while EnBW’s Heilbronn power station was also “affected”, although he did not provide more details.

A spokesperson for Trianel told the outlet that due to the drought which has caused low water levels in the main waterways, the barges have been forced to reduce the amount of coal they carry in order to navigate. in shallow waters.

This is normal business these days. This situation will only change when it rains more“, did he declare.

The news comes as Berlin is actively reviving shuttered coal-fired power plants to reduce natural gas consumption, with supplies from Russia drastically reduced due to EU sanctions.

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