Charging of levy under german renewable energy act (EEG) from 1 july 2022
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Winding up of EEG Levy
The law to reduce the cost burden of the EEG levy (the EEG Relief Act, EEG-Umlage-Entlastungsgesetz) will help to ease the burden on consumers from electricity costs. The EEG levy is therefore being reduced from the current 3.723 cents per kilowatt hour to 0 cents/kWh with effect from 1 July 2022. From that date, the EEG levy will no longer be charged on end consumption. This applies not only to supply structures but also to own-generation and self-supply situations. There is thus no longer any obligation to document and submit returns under the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), or to pay the EEG levy on electricity consumed.
Companies subject to the Special Compensatory Rules are also not required to pay the minimum levy for the second half of 2022 (see section 60 para 1a sentence 2 of the Renewable Energy Act 2021, new version).
Exceptions apply, however: Special rules apply in 2022 for situations that take the entire year into account on the assumption of a constant, legally determined levy amount. A whole-year levy on an accounting basis of 1.8615 cents/kWh applies to these special situations (see section 60 para 1b EEG 2021, new version). This relates to the settlement of storage balances on an annual basis and cases of self-supply using high-efficiency CHP systems, with particular reference to clawback systems (see section 61c and l EEG 2021). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.