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103 Million Tonnes of EEG Related CO2 Reductions Through Renewables in 2015, at about EUR 219 per Tonne

In 2015, CO2 reductions using renewable energy electricity supported by the German Renewable Sources Act (EEG) amounted to about 103 million tonnes. In the same period, net EEG payments amounted to about EUR 22.6 billion. Average cost per tonne of CO2 reduced using the EEG therefore amounted to about EUR 219/tonne. During the same period, the price for EU Emission Allowances (EUA) at the EEX secondary market was somewhere between above EUR 6 and below EUR 9 per tonne CO2.

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Bundestag Approves Amendment of AusglMechV and AusglMechAV

On Thursday Parliament (Bundestag) approved an ordinance amending the Equalisation Scheme Ordinance (AusglMechV) and the Equalisation Scheme Execution Ordinance (AusglMechAV), which aims to bring both ordinances in line with the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014) that entered into force on 1 August 2014. The ordinances provide the legal framework for calculating and levying the renewable surcharge (EEG surcharge).

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Third Amendment of Equalisation Scheme Execution Ordinance Entered Into Force on 1 February 2015

An amendment of the Equalisation Scheme Execution Ordinance  (AusglMechAV) has entered into force on 1 February. The revision intends to enhance the efficiency and transparency of renewable power that is sold by the transmission system operators (TSOs). The aim is to lower costs for electricity consumers who have to pay a renewable surcharge that increases the electricity price.

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Consultation on Proposal for Ordinance Amending Ordinances Regulating EEG Surcharge

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has submitted a draft ordinance amending the Equalisation Scheme Ordinance (AusglMechV) and the Execution Ordinance (AusglMechAV) for review and comment by the stakeholders. The amendment intends to bring AusglMechV and AusglMechAV in line with the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014) that entered into force on 1 August 2014. An important aspect is that the renewable energy surcharge on electricity (EEG surcharge), which under the EEG 2014 has to be paid also for self-generated and consumed green power (certain grandfathering rules and exemptions apply), shall not be levied by the transmission system operators (TSOs), but by the operators of the grid the renewable power plant is connected to.

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EEG Marketing Quantities Lower at 11.7 TWh in Q1 2013, after 17.9 TWh in Q1 2012

Renewable energy marketed by the TSOs amounted to 11,717 GWh in the first three months of 2013, compared to 17,853 GWh in the same period 2012.

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BNetzA: Spot Market Sale of Renewable Energy Pursuant to AusglMechV Lowers Marketing Costs

The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has released an evaluation report on the Equalisation Scheme Ordinance (AusglMechV). Under the present scheme, the four German transmission system operators (TSOs) have been selling renewable energy for which guaranteed feed-in tariffs are paid in accordance with the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) since 2010. Tthe new legislation has led to a considerable decrease in EEG marketing costs, BNetzA says.

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BNetzA Consultation on Sale of EEG Electricity by Transmission System Operators

Since 1 January 2010 the four German transmission system operators (TSO) sell electricity from renewable energy sources for which fixed feed-in tariffs are paid in accordance with the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) at the spotmarket of the EEX electricity exchange. The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) is currently in the process of drafting an evaluation report on the Equalisation Scheme Ordinance (AusglMechV), which forms the legal basis for the EEG electricity sale at the EEX. As the AusglMechV also provides for the possibility to assign third parties with the sale of the EEG electricity, the agency has started a consultation process.

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Federal Network Agency Releases Position Paper on Improved Forecasting and Accounting for Solar Power Input

The rapid expansion of PV installations causes considerable problems with respect to the forecast, the sale and the billing of electricity generated by PV installations, the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) found. Therefore Bundesnetzagentur released a position paper for improved forecasts and  accounting of solar power input.

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Federal Network Agency Draft for AusglMechAV Amendment

After a consultation process, Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency) presented a draft amendment of the Equalisation Scheme Execution Ordinance (AusglMechAV). The draft contains revised rules for marketing renewable energy that network operators have to buy pursuant to the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG).

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Federal Network Agency Consultation on Extension of Transitory Provisions for Marketing of Power from Renewables by TSOs

The Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur) is requesting comments for its consultation on the extension of a transitory exception for transmission system operators regarding the marketing of EEG power.  Continue reading ‘Federal Network Agency Consultation on Extension of Transitory Provisions for Marketing of Power from Renewables by TSOs’