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Germany energy consumers paid to use power over Christmas as supply outstrips demand

January 4, 2018 12:41 PM

German ENERGY consumers were paid to use power over the Christmas period, thanks to a slump in demand, warm weather and plenty of wind power on the grid, trading data shows. Power prices slipped into negative territory on Dec. 24 and again on Dec. 26, according to the website of the EPEX Spot, which is Europe’s biggest power trading exchange.

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