EEG Clearing Agency Starts Advice Procedure Concerning Costs for Grid Compatibility Check of Renewable Power Plants

Clearingstelle EEG (EEG Clearing Agency) has opened an advice procedure concerning the question whether grid operators can charge for the costs of so-called “Netzverträglichkeitsprüfungen” (grid compatibility checks) under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) as applicable since 2012 (EEG 2012) and the EEG 2009.

The advice procedure did not deal with the amount of costs caused as a result of the grid compatibility checks, but intended to clarify who had to bear the costs under the EEG 2009 and EEG 2012, EEG Clearing Agency said in its opening decision, pointing out that the matter affected all renewable power plants.

Grid compatibility checks were common in connection with applications by renewable power plant operators for connection to the grids, EEG Clearing Agency remarked. It listed various general questions relating to the procedure of grid compatibility checks, in particular to the situations in which checks are carried out and their scope.

The Agency asked associations, interest groups and public authorities listed the code of procedure of EEG Clearing Agency to comment by 25 June 2013 in order to give them the opportunity to provide input even before issuing a draft advice decision.

EEG Clearing Agency serves interested parties with regard to the interpretation and disputes relating to the EEG.

Source: Clearingstelle EEG

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