The German Renewable Energy Sources Act (“Erneuerbare Energien Gesetz”, EEG) is a series of German legislative acts providing a scheme for the feed-in tariff of electricity from renewable sources in order to encourage the generation of green energy. The so called “EEG-Umlage” (EEG levy) is a surcharge to the price of each kWh which is paid by non-privileged end consumers to promote the renewables. The levy is calculated on the difference between feed-in tariffs and the sale of renewable energy at the European Energy Exchange.
Today, TSC members 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT, and TransnetBW, the four German transmission system operators (TSOs), have published the new EEG levy for 2018, which decreases slightly by 1.3% to €0.06792 per kWh (€0.06880 in 2017). The reason for this is a predicted increase of feed-in of renewable electricity by almost 17TWh to about 204TWh, caused primarily by the expansion of wind energy, on- and offshore.
Together with the EEG levy, the four German TSOs have presented the EEG medium-term forecast (“EEG-Vorschau”). This document includes the likely development of the renewable’s feed-in for the next five years. By the year 2022, the TSOs expect the total installed renewable capacity under the EEG law to reach 135GW, while the overall net electricity demand is assumed to diminish to nearly 511TWh.
> See respective press releases, in German (html) by 50Hertz, Amprion, TenneT, or TransnetBW.
> Open infographics by 50Hertz (pdf, 752.4kb) and TransnetBW (pdf, 182.8kb)
> Access to further related documents at “Netztransparenz“, in German (html)
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