German Feed-in Tariffs 2013

The Renewable Energy Sources Act provides for a system of fixed feed-in tariffs for electricity generated from renewable energy sources.  The tables below provide an overview of the German feed-in tariffs (Ct/kWh) for facilities commissioned in 2013.

Please note: Feed-in tariffs are subject to changes, either by regular degression or by legislative changes. The information on this page may not have been updated to reflect the latest changes, and may not be correct.

Please also note: The tables do not reflect all details of the statutory requirements or all potential increases or reductions. Some of the details of the feed-in tariffs (e.g. regarding eligibility, bonuses, degression, etc.) are more complex than the tables can show.

 

Hydropower (§ 23 EEG) ct/kWh
General rates* (according to share of capacity)
share of capacity
Up to 500 kW 12.57
Up to 2 MW 8.22
Up to 5 MW 6.24
Up to 10 MW 5.45
Up to 20 MW 5.25
Up to 50 MW 4.16
Over 50 MW 3.37
Yearly degression for hydropower plants
rate 1.0%

*Additional provisions apply, e.g. pursuant to § 23(2) the feed-in tariffs apply also to hydropower plants constructed before 2009 if they have been modernised after the 31st December 2011.

Landfill gas, sewage gas and mine gas ct/kWh
Landfill gas (§ 24 EEG)
Share of capacity
Up to 500 kW 8.47
Up to 5 MW 5.80
Sewage gas (§ 25 EEG)
Share of capacity
Up to 500 kW 6.69
Up to 5 MW 5.80
Mine gas (§ 26 EEG)
Share of capacity
Up to 1 MW 6.74
Up to 5 MW 4.86
Over 5 MW 3.92
Bonuses for landfill and sewage gas
maximum rated output 700Nm³/hour 2.94
maximum rated output 1,000Nm³/hour 1.96
maximum rated output 1,400Nm³/hour 0.98

*Additional tariffs apply depending on raw materials

Biomass (§ 27 EEG) ct/kWh
Basic tariff*
Share of capacity
Up to 150 kW 14.01
Up to 500 kW 12.05
Up to 5 MW 10.78
Up to 20 MW 5.88
Tariff biowaste installations and small manure gas
Biowaste fermentation up to 500 kWel 15.68
Biowaste fermentation up to 500 kWel to 20 MWel 13.72
Manure biogas upt to 75 kWel 24.50

*Additional tariffs apply depending on raw materials

Geothermal (§ 28 EEG) ct/kWh
Basic Fees
Share of capacity
Basic tariff 25.00
Increase due to utilisation of petrothermal
technology  5.00

 

Onshore wind (§§ 29, 30 EEG) ct/kWh
Basic Fees
Initial fee (first 5 years from start of operation; plus extension formula time*) 8.80
Base fee 4.80
Small-scale upt to 50 kW 8.80
Bonuses:
System service bonus 0.47
Repowering bonus 0.49
Degression rate 1.5%

*Depending on coverage of reference yield, extension of initial tariff pursuant to Section 29(2) EEG

 

Offshore wind (§ 31 EEG) ct/kWh
Basic fees
Initial fee (first 12 years of operation; extension for remote/deep water installations) 15.00
Initial tarif in acceleration model 19.00
Basic tariff 3.50
Degression
until 2017/from 2018 0.0%/7.0%

 

Solar Energy (§§ 32, 33 EEG)
§ 32 (2) EEG (Roofs) § 32 (1) EEG
up to 10 KWp up to 40 kWp up to 1 MWp up to 10 MWp up to 10 MWp
Start of Operations
from 01.01.2013 17.016084 16.143465 14.398225 11.780366 11.780366
Rounded 17.02 16.14 14.40 11.78 11.78
Degression 2.2%
from 01.02.2013 16.641730 15.788308 14.081464 11.521198 11.521198
Rounded 16.64 15.79 14.08 11.52 11.52
Degression 2.2%
from 01.03.2013 16.275612 15.440966 13.771672 11.267732 11.267732
Rounded 16.28 15.44 13.77 11.27 11.27
Degression 2.2%
from 01.04.2013 15.917549 15.101264 13.468695 11.019841 11.019841
Rounded 15.92 15.10 13.47 11.02 11.02
Degression 1.80%
from 01.05.2013 15.631033 14.829442 13.226259 10.821484 10.821484
Rounded 15.63 14.83 13.23 10.82 10.82
Degression 1.80%
from 01.06.2013 15.349674 14.562512 12.988186 10.626698 10.626698
Rounded 15.35 14.56 12.99 10.63 10.63
Degression 1.80%
from 01.07.2013 15.073380 14.300386 12.754399 10.435417 10.435417
Rounded 15.07 14.30 12.75 10.44 10.44
Degression 1.80%
from 01.08.2013 14.802059 14.042979 12.524819 10.247580 10.247580
Rounded 14.80 14.04 12.52 10.25 10.25
Degression 1.80%
from 01.09.2013 14.535622 13.790206 12.299373 10.063123 10.063123
Rounded 14.54 13.79 12.30 10.06 10.06
Degression 1.80%
from 01.10.2013 14.273981 13.541982 12.077984 9.881987 9.881987
Rounded 14.27 13.54 12.08 9.88 9.88
from 01.11.2013 14.074145 14.352394 11.908892 9.743639 9.743639
Rounded 14.07 13.35 11.91 9.74 9.74
Degression 1.40%
from 01.12.2013 13.877107 13.165461 11.742168 9.607228 9.607228
Rounded 13.88 13.17 11.74 9.61 9.61
Degression 1.40%
from 01.01.2014 13.682828 12.981144 11.577777 9.472727 9.472727
Rounded 13.68 12.98 11.58 9.47 9.47

12 Responses to “German Feed-in Tariffs 2013”


  • I am writing a report on PV monitoring globally and I have a section on energy forecasting requirements in various countries. I was told that the feed-in tariff in Germany includes a bonus if the plant operator provides a production forecast to the grid operator, but I was not able to verify this information. Is this correct? If so, could you please explain the rules? Thank you very much.

  • No, it does not. Maybe someone confused this with the direct marketing scheme and its management premium?

  • Thank you very much Matthias, this is helpful. Do you know where I can find information on the direct marketing scheme (in English)? I am not familiar with it.

  • Yes – on the blog. Please use the search function top right of the first page. If you want to read the (complicated) underlying legal texts, you would have to fight your way through Section 33g et seq EEG, as well as Annex 4 of the EEG that contains details of the calculation of the marketing premium, including the management premium. There’s a link to an English translation of the EEG in my overview article on the EEG here on the blog.

  • Hello, I need assistance understanding the tariff amount. Does 5.88 ct/kwh mean Five Euros and Eighty-Eight cents per kwh?

  • 5.88 ct/kWh means five cents and 88/100.

  • Tomas Lönnqvist

    Thanks for the good compilation! Very intresting from my (swedish) perspective. I am interested in the tariffs for waste-to-biogas (i.e. “tariff biowaste installations”) mainly the larger installations, 500kW to 20 Mw.

    What extra tariffs can be receieved depending on raw material (and which raw material is this?)

    For how long is this tariff guaranted?

  • Hello,
    Bitte bestätigen Sie , ob die neuesten Einspeisetarife sind , Generation ‘ Tarife – dh für alle erzeugten Strom bezahlt , auch wenn auf der Seite. (Dies ist für Dach montiert PV) .

    danke

  • Sorry, but I don’t think I understand your question.

  • Hello,
    I am looking for any sample function through which we can estimate feed in tariff degression rate. I mean based on what parameters the feed in tariff is calculated or reduced ?

    Thank you

  • There is a standard degression rate in the law depending on the commissioning date for PV and onshore wind, and a target corridor for growth. If actually commissioned new capacity, after quarterly review by the Federal Network Agency, will come above or below the corridor, the feed-in tariff degression will be adjusted. The adjustment is also fixed in the law, depending on how much the corridor is missed. For biomass, we have fixed quarterly degression rates, with increase if threshhold is exceeded. Different fixed reduction regime for offshore wind. For other types of renewable energies (e.g. hydro, geothermal) diffeent annual reductions apply, also fixed in the law. Hope this helps.
    Matthias

  • Hello Mathias,

    I would like to know the present scenario of the FIT scheme in Germany. There are chances that the FIT scheme would not continue and the reverse bidding technique will be applied for the new projects. Has there been any information regarding the Solar rooftop installations. How will they get incentives if FIT doesn’t exists.

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