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EnBW and Bosch sign up to coal-fired power and storage combination

Bosch and EnBW have constructed a battery at the Heilbronn coal-fired power plant, with the aim of suppling the balancing power market at times when demand outstrips supply.

Germany’s largest offshore wind project gets underway

Plans for the 497 MW Hohe See offshore wind farm in Europe's North Sea are underway this week.   

Politicians slow to react to EU power reality – ETN

The head of Europe's main gas turbine association says politicians are failing to react quickly enough to the realities of the bloc's power sector, leading to coal power continuing to hold sway in certain countries.

EnBW’s Karlsruhe gas-fired power plant ‘not economically feasible’

German utility EnBW is to shut down its gas-fired power plant in Karlsruhe, referring to the operation as â€Ëœnot economically feasible'.

E.ON mulling sale of grid business

Germany's largest utility, E.ON, is reported to be considering the sale of its grid business as it continues to adapt to inhospitable market conditions.

German utilities face October 19th nuclear deadline day

Germany's top four energy groups -- E.ON, RWE, EnBW and Vattenfall, are set to hear a decision from the country's government on the final funding they must provide for storage of nuclear waste on the 19th of October.

German nuclear storage facility may not materialise until 22nd century

An expert report has expressed the view that a storage facility for Germany's nuclear waste may not be finalised until the next century.

EnBW to accelerate job cuts in response to ‘deteriorating’ conditions

EnBW could cut up to 400 jobs in a bid to save an extra $280m as it scrambles to respond to the task of paying for nuclear decommissioning as well as the decline in its coal and gas-fired power plant business.

German utilities reject nuclear phase-out funding proposal

Germany's Commission on the Review of Funding for the Phase-Out of Nuclear Energy released its recommendations this week. 

German court dismisses EnBW nuclear damage suit

A German regional court this week dismissed a lawsuit by EnBW seeking financial compensation for a three-month shutdown of two of its older nuclear reactors.