In Germany as well as in the Netherlands, wholesale electricity prices are comparatively low. According to TSCNET shareholder TenneT, the Dutch-German transmission system operator (TSO), this correlates with the general observation by TenneT, that countries with high-capacity connections to other countries have lower wholesale power prices. TenneT will thus make great efforts to expand the interconnections between Germany, the Netherlands, and Belgium.
This information is part of the TenneT Market Review 2017, a profound analysis of market developments for both national electricity markets of the Dutch-German company. Further significant findings are that wind has become the second most important source of energy in Germany, and the renewables are increasingly competitive in the Netherlands as well. In particular, offshore wind energy has made an absolute breakthrough on the Dutch market.
Picture: Screenshot taken from video “Doetinchem Wesel” (TenneT, YouTube)