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Sonderabnehmer

English translation: special-tariff customer

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German term or phrase:Sonderabnehmer
English translation:special-tariff customer
Entered by: Oliver Walter
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21:04 Nov 4, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation
German term or phrase: Sonderabnehmer
Weitere 40 Regionalunternehmen, die zum Teil auch über eigene Erzeugungsanlagen verfügen (10% der Gesamterzeugung), übertragen Strom zu kommunalen Sonder- und sonstigen Endabnehmern.

This is in a text describing the German electrical power industry as it used to be a few years ago (it may still be applicable). Sonderabnehmer appear to be companies (or cities?) that have agreements to buy their electricity from a supplier that is not the normal one for that part of the country. Is there an "official" or commonly used English term for them?
Oliver Walter
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:05
special-tariff customer
Explanation:
As given in Siemens dictionary of electrical engineering
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Patrick Johnson
Local time: 22:05
Grading comment
Thank you - I'll consider obtaining that dico
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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28 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +3
special-tariff customer


Explanation:
As given in Siemens dictionary of electrical engineering

Patrick Johnson
Local time: 22:05
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 39
Grading comment
Thank you - I'll consider obtaining that dico

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Michael Harris: logical
2 hrs

agree  Kim Metzger: I never would have thought to look there.
7 hrs

agree  David Williams: Given as "Sonderabnehmer (Stromkunde)".
8 hrs
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