Compensation entitlement pursuant to KWKG

Pursuant to Section 1 of the KWKG. the aim of this law is to contribute to reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions. To achieve this goal, combined heat and power systems (CHP systems) will be modernised and protected temporarily, the electricity generation through small CHP systems will be developed and fuel cells will be launched so as to save energy.

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Compensation and system fees pursuant to the German CHP legislation (Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetz - KWKG)

Compensation for systems subject to the KWKG is paid based on the system output and year of commissioning. The construction of new and modernisation of existing CHP systems have been supported since 2009, including systems over 2 MW. In both cases, however, the CHP system must be highly efficient within the meaning of EU CHP Directive 2004/8/EC.

Feed-in agreement

The feed-in agreement is concluded between you, the producer, and Stromnetz Berlin GmbH, the distribution system operator. It forms the basis for feeding the energy generated by your system into the distribution network and regulates the feed-in tariff. Before being able to conclude a feed-in agreement, you must install your generating unit and we, the distribution system operator, must approve it.

The contractual agreement comprises the following components:

Invoicing the fed-in electricity

Once the feed-in agreement has been concluded, the fed-in electricity is invoiced pursuant to the contractual stipulations.

We provide the following standard feed-in profiles for operators of small CHP systems that do not have counters for registering output.

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Prevented grid fees (vNE)

The calculation of prevented grid fees has to be made according to § 35 Abs. 2 EEG according to the regulations of § 18 Abs. 2 and 3 StromNEV. For its application reference is made to the VDN calculation guide to § 18 StromNEV dated 03.03.2007.

Reference prices for determination of prevented grid fees (PDF 30 kB)

Scaling factor svNE and share factor avNE calculated according to VDN Calculation Guideline § 18 StromNEV.
Year Voltage level
High voltage Medium voltage Low voltage
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2018 0,51810 1,13112 1,00000 1,18300 1,00000 1,19470

The scaling and share factor values will be published each June of the following year.

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