Remuneration requirement under EEG
The currently applicable statutory basis for the remuneration of fed-in electrical energy is the act for the expansion of renewable energies (EEG 2014).
According to Section 1 EEG 2014, the aim 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 energy supply to the public purse, including by taking into account the long-term spillover effects, to save fossil fuels and promote the development of technologies to generate electricity from renewable energy sources.
Remuneration for renewable energy sources - fees
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 34 EEG 2014, if they market the electricity directly and transfer to the grid operator the right to label the electricity as "energy from renewable sources or methane" (sponsored direct marketing) or
- to feed-in remuneration under Section 37 EEG 2014 or Section 38 EEG 2014 if they make the electricity available to the grid operator and if this is admissible as an exception in derogation of Section 2 para. 2 EEG 2014.
Alternation between different methods of divestiture
Under Section 20 EEG 2014, plant operators may change between the following forms of divestiture for each plant and only on the first calendar day of the month:
- sponsored direct marketing,
- another type of direct marketing,
- feed-in remuneration under Section 37 EEG 2014 (feed-in remuneration for small plants),
- feed-in remuneration under Section 38 EEG 2014 (feed-in remuneration in exceptional cases).
The establishment of market processes for feed-in points by the Federal Network Agency, dated 29 October 2012 (BK6-12-153) is in the process of being adapted to the current operations of the EEG 2014. The initiation or cancellation of direct marketing or the change between different forms of direct marketing and/or to remuneration under Section 37, Section 38 EEG 2014 must be reported to the grid operator prior to the start of the month before the change is due to take place (e.g. registration by 31 March at the latest for direct marketing to begin 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.
Registering EEG assets with the Federal Network Agency
Under Section 6 EEG 2014, the Federal Network Agency has created and maintains a register in which assets should be registered (asset register). From 1 August 2014, as well as photovoltaic assets, all other types of EEG asset should be registered in the Federal Network Agency's asset register by the asset operator. Asset operators must include the following information in the asset register:
- Information on themselves and their contact details,
- The asset's location,
- The energy source used to generate the electricity,
- The installed capacity of the asset,
- Information on whether a
financial subsidy is to be claimed for the energy generated in the asset.
The obligation to register also applies if the capacity for existing EEG assets increases from 1 August 2014. If the asset operator does not register the EEG asset in the asset register, the amount to be invested under Section 25 EEG 2014 should be reduced to zero (this also relates to a capacity increase from 1 August 2014).
As proof that your EEG asset has been registered with the Federal Network Agency, please send us a copy of the registration statement for the asset and a written statement that you have sent the registration to the Federal Network Agency.
Sample agreements and assets under EEG
Master data and calculation data (publication obligations)
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