In the discussion about a state-supported industrial electricity price, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) called for more clarity about the target set. Economics Minister Robert Habeck (Greens) is talking about a "bridging electricity price," said BDI President Siegfried Russwurm on Monday on "Deutschlandfunk". "And when it comes to bridges, it always occurs to me: I have to know the other bank. So we have a chance of achieving this goal of being able to turn off the subsidies, which are de facto?" said Russmann. Permanent subsidies could not be a way for German industry.
Economics Minister Habeck wants to enable competitive electricity prices for industry with state aid worth billions. In the long term, a "transformation electricity price" is planned. Industry should benefit from cheap electricity from renewable energies. Measures for this took time, it said in the corresponding paper. That's why there should be a "bridging electricity price" of six cents per kilowatt hour in an interim phase until 2030.
Russwurm expressed concern: "Do we have a goal that we can head for with this bridge, which is these six cents, regardless of whether they are sufficient or not?" The BDI President called for a consistent energy concept for Germany, starting with the "target state".
Industry Day in Berlin began on Monday. Topics at the two-day conference are likely to be the industrial electricity price and the competitiveness of German companies in an international comparison.