EEG levy

/ Registration page (EEG-Anmeldeseite) for paying the EEG levy to TransnetBW

In case of being obliged to pay the EEG levy to TransnetBW, you could register under EEG-Anmeldeseite for the payment. Before directly moving on the registration process, you could find general information on the categorization of your duties concerning the EEG below. In case you are not familiar with the regulations of the EEG, the following text will provide you with an overview. During the registration process on the EEG-Anmeldeseite, more information pertaining to the registration process itself will be given.

In its capacity as a TSO, TransnetBW will apply the EEG levy to self-generators only in accordance with Section 7 (1) nos. 1 to 4 EEV. However, please note that TransnetBW will continue to apply the EEG levy for end-consumption pursuant to Section 61 (1) Sentence 3 EEG 2014 (previously: Section 37 (3) Sentence 1 EEG 2012) exactly as before.

General information

Pursuant to Section 60 (1) EEG 2017, electricity producers must pay an EEG levy to TSOs for each kilowatt hour of electricity supplied to end consumers. The purpose of these payments is to offset the difference between the TSOs’ revenues and expenditures pursuant to Section 3 (3) and (4) EEV and to Section 6 of the Equalization Scheme Execution Ordinance EEAV.

Pursuant to Section 5 (1) EEV, TSOs are obliged to calculate and publish following year’s EEG levy rate by 15 October each year. The following EEG levies have been calculated:

The 2018 EEG levy is 6,792 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2018 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers. For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 63 ff. EEG 2017, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control may limit the EEG levy pursuant to Sections 64, 65 and 103 EEG 2017. In accordance with Sections 61ff. EEG 2017, a certain proportion of the standard EEG levy is charged for electricity produced for self-consumption.

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2017 EEG levy is 6.880 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2017 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 63 ff. EEG 2014, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy pursuant to Sections 64, 65 and 103 EEG 2014. In accordance with Section 61 EEG 2014, a certain proportion of the standard EEG levy is charged for electricity produced for self-consumption.

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2016 EEG levy is 6.354 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2016 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 63 ff. EEG 2014, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy pursuant to Sections 64, 65 and 103 EEG 2014. In accordance with Section 61 EEG 2014, a certain proportion of the standard EEG levy is charged for electricity produced for self-consumption.

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2015 EEG levy is 6.170 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2015 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 63 ff. EEG 2014, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy pursuant to Sections 64, 65 and 103 EEG 2014. In accordance with Section 61 EEG 2014, a certain proportion of the standard EEG levy is charged for electricity produced for self-consumption.

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2014 EEG levy is 6.240 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2014 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 40 ff. of the EEG, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy payable for certain portions of the power consumed to 10% or 1% of the EEG levy, or to 0.05 EUR cents/kWh, in accordance with Section 41 (3) No. 1 and Section 42 (1) No. 1 of the EEG. BAFA may also limit the levy payable for the total power consumed to 0.05 EUR cents/kWh in accordance with Section 41 (3) No. 2 of the EEG.

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2013 EEG levy is 5.277 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2013 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 40 ff. of the EEG, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy payable for certain portions of the power consumed to 10% or 1% of the EEG levy, or to 0.05 EUR cents/kWh, in accordance with Section 41 (3) No. 1 of the EEG. BAFA may also limit the levy payable for the total power consumed to 0.05 EUR cents/kWh in accordance with Section 41 (3) No. 2 of the EEG.

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2012 EEG levy is 3.592 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2012 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 40 ff. of the EEG, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy payable to 0.05 EUR cents/kWh in accordance with Section 6 (1) No. 1 of the Equalisation Ordinance Scheme (AusglMechV).

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2011 EEG levy is 3.530 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2011 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 40 ff. of the EEG, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy payable to 0.05 EUR cents/kWh in accordance with Section 6 (1) No. 1 of the Equalisation Ordinance Scheme (AusglMechV).

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

The 2010 EEG levy is 2.047 EUR cents/kWh EUR cents/kWh, and is payable as of 1 January 2010 for each kilowatt hour of electricity used by end consumers.

For electricity governed by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 40 ff. of the EEG, the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) may limit the EEG levy payable to 0.05 EUR cents/kWh in accordance with Section 6 (1) No. 1 of the Equalisation Ordinance Scheme (AusglMechV).

You can find out more by visiting the German TSO information platform (in German only):

Handling of the EEG levy pursuant to Section 60 EEG 2017

Energy suppliers, providing electricity to end consumers within the control area of TransnetBW, are obliged to pay the EEG levy to TransnetBW pursuant to Section 60 (1) EEG 2017. In line with Section 3 No.20 EEG 2017 an energy supplier is by definition every natural of legal person supplying electricity to final consumers. Pursuant to Section 60 (1) EEG 2017, the EEG levy then also incurs if electricity is supplied to a third party, namely another natural or legal person. Thereby it is not of importance whether the third party being the final consumer is another undertaking (also subsidiary or sister company) or, for example, your tenant or neighbor. If the latter applies to your situation, please use the Anmeldebogen of TransnetBW.

Handling of the EEG levy for undertakings with intensive electricity costs pursuant to Section 60a EEG 2017

The EEG levy for electricity consumed in line with the special equalization scheme according to Sections 63 ff. EEG 2017, is from the 01.01.2017 on directly to be paid by the undertaking with intensive electricity costs to the responsible transmission system operator pursuant to Section 60a EEG 2017.

In case your company classifies as an undertaking with intensive electricity costs and you are obliged to pay the EEG levy to TransnetBW, you could use our EEG-Anmeldeseite to register for the payment at TransnetBW.

Information on the proceedings for companies falling into the control area of TransnetBW, could be also found in this letter PDF/105KB/DE (German only).

Handling of the EEG levy for self-suppliers pursuant to Sections 61 ff. EEG 2017

Principally, for every kilowatt-hour of electricity being self-produced and simultaneously consumed by an operator of an electricity-generating installation, the full EEG levy must be paid pursuant to Sections 61 ff. EEG 2017.

Under certain conditions, the EEG levy could be reduced or even not applied, see Sections 61 ff. EEG 2017. According to Section 61 EEG 2017, your local grid system operator is principally responsible for handling the EEG levy as your electricity-generating installation connects to his grid. TransnetBW is only entitled to process the EEG levy for the cases described in Section 61i (1) No.1-4 EEG 2017. In detail, these are:

No. 1: Electricity-generating installations connected to the transmission grid of TransnetBW

No. 2: Electricity-generating installations at consumption points at which the EEG levy is limited by the special equalisation scheme pursuant to Sections 63 to 69 or 103 EEG 2017

This is independent from the fact, whether the consumption point is directly connected to the transmission grid of TransnetBW or to the grid of another grid operator within TransnetBW’s control area.

No. 3: Electricity-generating installations some of whose electricity is supplied directly to final consumers, which are not the same people as the operator of the electricity generation installation

This applies to cases, in which you operate an electricity-generating installation for self-consumption, which also directly supplies electricity to end consumers, which are not the same people as the operator of the electricity-generating installation. The payment of the EEG levy to the TSO refers both to the ration of electricity being self-consumed and to the ratio of electricity supplied to a third party.

No.4: In cases of Section 61i (1) No. 2 EEG 2017

This applies to other forms of consumption of electricity not delivered from electricity suppliers, such as electricity purchase from the electricity exchange.

In case that one of the under No.1-4 mentioned cases applies to you within TransnetBW’s control area, please use the EEG-Anmeldeseite to register for the payment at TransnetBW.

For every case which has not been listed above, pursuant to Section 61i (2) EEG 2017, the grid operator, to whose grid the electricity- generating installation is connected, is responsible for charging the EEG levy pursuant to Section 61 EEG 2017. If these cases apply to you, please directly contact the grid operator.

Annual statement of accounts for self-suppliers pursuant to Section 61 EEG 2017

If any of the previously mentioned cases (see Section 61i (1) No.1-4 EEG 2017) applies to you, TransnetBW is responsible for charging the EEG levy for self-consumers from you. Pursuant to Sections 74 and 74a EEG 2017, it is then your obligation to provide all the information necessary for the annual statement of accounts for the preceding calendar year via the EEG-Internetportal to TransnetBW by the 31 May of each year.

For this purpose, please use our registration site.

Obligation for data reporting pursuant to Sections 74 and 74a EEG 2017

As soon as you have finished the registration process for the payment of the EEG levy to TransnetBW as described above, you are obliged to transmit information about the quantity of electricity being self-consumed as well as supplied to third parties to TransnetBW.

This information needs to be reported monthly by the 20th calendar day of each month. After the registration process, two parallel options will be available:

  • Feed-in of electricity generated from renewable energy sources must be prioritised over all other production sources – such as traditional power stations – and the grid operator is obliged to accept it (purchase obligation).
  • The EEG specifies fixed tariffs for electricity from renewable sources. The rate paid is generally subject to degression; in other words, the amount received by new plants is reduced by a certain percentage each year. The rate is fixed for a certain term from the year of commissioning; this is almost always 20 years.

Note: As for the usage of the EEG-Webservice (Option 2) the programming of a software solution is necessary in order to send your data to our Webservice, we particularly recommend private persons to continue using the EEG-Internetportal (Option 1).

Overview of EEG-accounts

Transmission system operators are obliged to publish and maintain their monthly and annual revenues and expenditures on their websites, in accordance with Section 3 (1) of the Equalisation Ordinance Scheme (AusglMechV).

More detailed information on the balance of monthly revenues and expenditures of the four transmission system operators, based on the national redistribution mechanism, can be found by visiting the following site (in German only):

Back to Top