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Ministerial Draft for Combined Heat and Power Act Amendment (KWKG 2016) Available – BDEW Critical

A ministrial draft for a recast of the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) is now available on the internet. KWKG promotes power generated in CHP plants as well as heating and cooling networks and the respective storage facilities. The draft does not change the goal of a share of power generated in CHP plants of 25% by 2020, but contains many other amendments. They correspond mostly to the key points we informed about on 17 July 2015. The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) has voiced criticism and demanded changes.

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New Ministerial Draft for Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) 2016: First Key Elements

A revised ministerial draft on the planned amendment of the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG 2016) is currently being discussed. The draft has not yet been officially released, but some key elements are already being discussed. Reportedly, the draft will provide for a phasing-out of the coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP), a change in the CHP expansion target and an increase of the CHP support for electricity from CHP plants. The previous support for electricity from CHP which is not fed into the grid for the general supply shall be dropped, with a few exceptions. In addition, mandatory direct marketing of electricity from CHP plants with more than 100 kilowatts shall be introduced.

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BDEW and AGFW Call CHP Indispensable for Climate Goals – Changes Needed for Legal Framework

Combined heat and power is  essential for reaching Germany’s energy policy goals, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) and AGFW, the German Heat & Power Association, said when presenting a new study on CHP. To better tap the potential of CHP, they demanded changes of the legal framework.

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BDEW Highlights Changes for Electricity Customers in 2013, Including Several Rising Surcharges

The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) pointed out the changes 2013 brings for electricity customers. This covers in particular rising surcharges like the EEG surcharge, the grid charge reallocation charge, the CHP surcharge, and the new offshore liability charge.

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Bundesrat Clears Amendment of Combined Heat and Power Act

The Federal Council (Bundesrat) did not object to the amendment of the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG), which the Bundestag recently approved. Hence the amended Act can enter into force the day after the promulgation of the amendment in the Federal Gazette.

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Parliament Adopts Amendment of Combined Heat and Power Act

With the votes of the ruling Conservative/Liberal coalition, the German Bundestag (Parliament) adopted an amendment of the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG – ref. no. 17/8801 as amended by the Economics Committee, ref. no. 17/9617). The bill aims to increase the share of combined heat and power in the German energy mix from roughly 15% to date to 25% by 2020.

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First Parliamentary Readings of EEG Amendment Cutting Solar Feed-in Tariffs and Amendment of KWKG

The first reading in the Bundestag (German Parliament) of the amendment the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) will take place tomorrow, 8 March 2011. The first reading of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) cutting solar feed-in tariffs is scheduled for 9 March 2011.

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Federal Cabinet Adopts Amendment of the Combined Heat and Power Act

Yesterday the German government adopted a bill amending the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) in an effort to increase the share of combined heat and power plants in the electricity generation from currently 15% to 25% by 2020.

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Energy Turnaround Schedule

Further details of the legislative schedule for Germany’s post-Fukushima energy turnaround are emerging. As reported by different newspapers and magazines,  the Federal Cabinet is planning to decide about its energy package on 6 June 2011. The energy package shall contain major amendments of 7 statutes and 1 ordinance. If everything goes according to plan, the Federal Council (Bundesrat) shall pass its final vote on the amendments on 8 July 2011 during its last ordinary session before the summer recess.

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English Translation German Combined Heat and Power Act

An unofficial English translation of the 2009 version of the German Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG)  is available on the website of AGFW, the German Heat & Power Association. Continue reading ‘English Translation German Combined Heat and Power Act’