The currently applicable statutory basis for the remuneration of fed-in electrical energy is the act for the expansion of renewable energies (EEG 2017).
According to Section 1 EEG 2017, the purpose of this act is to enable the sustainable development of the energy supply in the interests of the climate and environmental protection, to reduce the cost of the energy supply for the public, including by taking into account long-term spillover effects, to save fossil fuels and promote the development of technologies to generate electricity from renewable energy sources.
Operators of assets which use only renewable energies or methane have a claim against the grid operator to the market premium for electricity generated in these assets
Under Section 21b EEG 2017, asset operators may change between the following forms of divestiture for each plant and only on the first calendar day of the month:
Market processes have to be established for feed-in points by the Federal Network Agency dated 29 January 2015 (BK14 – 110).
Registering or cancelling direct marketing or changing between different forms of divestiture has to be disclosed by the network operator by, at the latest, the start of the calendar month in which the change is to take place (e.g. registration by 31 March at the latest for direct marketing set to start on 1 May). Please use the form provided below to register or cancel ("Registering changes in the balancing group") and email your completed form to us at email@example.com. Please attach your communication data sheet and the supplier's allocation authorisation to your application. Registration and cancellation can also be done via the electricity dealer, if they have been given power of attorney by the plant operator.
Under Section 6 EEG 2017, the Federal Network Agency has created and maintains a register in which assets should be registered (market master data register). Asset operators must include the following information in the market master data register:
The obligation to register also applies if the capacity for existing EEG assets changes. If the asset operator does not register the EEG asset in the market master data register, the amount to be invested under Section 52 EEG 2017 should be reduced to zero or by 20 per cent under Section 52 (3).
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