Levies pursuant to chp act (KWKG)

Levies pursuant to the German Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG)

Levies pursuant to CHP Act in the light of the amendment of the CHP Act

The Act on combined heat and power generation (CHP Act) is actually in amendment and is planned to be published at the end of 2016 in the “Bundesgesetzblatt”. Because of the legal uncertainty resulting from the amendment process of the CHP Act, it is necessary to develop a new levy pursuant to CHP Act based on the current law as well as the federal government draft. The transmission system operators expect that the amendment of the CHP Act will be adopted by the end of 2016 and that the “new” law can be implemented by 1 January 2017. Therefore, the indicative levy pursuant to CHP Act has to take account as a surcharge on the grid fees, during process of rollover. The additional “old” CHP-surcharges, published in the current CHP Act, serve to protect the requirements arising out of the valid law and represent a backup in case the amendment of the CHP Act, contrary to expectations, will not enter into force by the 1 January 2017.

You will find the corresponding levies under following link netztransparenz.de.

Levy per end consumer (EC) group 2016
EC Gruppe A' EC Gruppe B' EC Gruppe C'
0.445 € cent/kWh 0.040 € cent/kWh 0.030 € cent/kWh

Final consumers groups pursuant Section § 26 ABs. 2 KWKG 2016

Final consumer group A'

Electricity volumes supplied to final consumers for the first 1,000,000 kWh per point of use.

Final consumer group B'

Final consumers whose annual consumption exceeds 1,000,000 kWh at one point of use pay an additional maximum CHP levy of 0.04 EUR cents/kWh on electricity volumes exceeding 1 million kWh.

Final consumer group C'

Final consumers who are manufacturers or belong to the rail transport or the railway infrastructure sector and whose electricity costs in the previous calendar year exceeded four per cent of turnover pay a maximum of 0.03 EUR cents/kWh for electricity volumes exceeding 1,000,000 kWh

Levies for 2015
Consumption Applies to Price until 31 December 2014
ct / kWh
Price from 1 January 2015
ct / kWh
Consumption of first 100.000 kWh/a all end consumers connected to the TSO’s network 0.178 0.254
Consumption beyond the first 100.000 kWh/a non electricity-intensive
manufacturing enterprises
0.055 0.051
Consumption beyond the first 100.000 kWh/a electricity-intensive
manufacturing enterprises
0.025 0.025
Levies for 2014
Consumption Applies to Price until 31 December 2013
ct / kWh
Price from 1 January 2014
ct / kWh
Consumption of first 100.000 kWh/a all end consumers connected to the TSO’s network 0.115 0.178
Consumption beyond the first 100.000 kWh/a non electricity-intensive
manufacturing enterprises
0.050 0.055
Consumption beyond the first 100.000 kWh/a electricity-intensive
manufacturing enterprises
0.025 0.025
Levies for 2013
Consumption Applies to Price until 31 December 2012

ct / kWh
Price from 1 January 2013
ct / kWh
Consumption of first 100.000 kWh/a all end consumers connected to the TSO’s network 0.064 0.115
Consumption beyond the first 100.000 kWh/a non electricity-intensive
manufacturing enterprises
0.050 0.050
Consumption beyond the first 100.000 kWh/a electricity-intensive
manufacturing enterprises
0.025 0.025
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