Slight reduction in fees for 2019
Stromnetz Berlin publishes final grid fees
Following the publication of the provisional grid fees in October 2018, the final grid fees for 2019 will now be announced. Minor amendments were required due to adjustments in the framework conditions by the Federal Network Agency and changes to the fees for the use of 50Hertz Transmission's upstream transmission grid.
Berlin's households and companies can therefore expect slightly lower grid fees for 2019.
The final grid fees for Berlin's household customers consist of an unchanged basic fee of EUR 39.70 and a new kilowatt-hour rate of 5.51 ct/kWh. A charge of EUR 7.91 also applies for operation of a conventional meter. For a Berlin household with an average annual electricity consumption of 2,200 kilowatt hours (kWh), this means an overall saving of about EUR 3.00 per year (a reduction of approx. 1.8%).
Grid fees are a component of the price of electricity and are levied equally via the tariffs of all electricity suppliers operating in Berlin. They account for around 25% of the price of electricity on average. Grid fees are made up of the costs for electricity transmission (grid usage fees), charges for meter operation, consumption measurement and consumption billing, and the costs of the upstream transmission grid. The fees are being determined in accordance with standards issued by the Federal Network Agency. The final grid fees are available to view at www.stromnetz.berlin/en/grid-use/fees. Stromnetz Berlin has thus informed all suppliers and network customers about the grid fee adjustment.
While Stromnetz Berlin has revised the provisional grid fees published in October 2018 upward again slightly by about 0.5% for 2019, they are ultimately still lower than 2018 values.