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Three Negative Monthly Balances Reduce EEG Account Surplus to EUR 3.75 Billion

Three negative monthly balances in May, June and July 2015 have reduced the surplus on the Renewable Energy Account (EEG account) managed by the transmission system operators (TSOs) to EUR 3.75 billion by the end of July 2015. On 15 October 2015 the TSOs have to inform whether the EEG surcharge for consumers will be reduced in 2016.

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EEG Account April Surplus of EUR 263 Million, Current Total EUR 5.06 Billion

April 2015 ended with a monthly surplus of EUR 263 million EUR for the Renewable Surcharge Account (EEG account), leading to a current total of EUR 5.06 billion in the account. Payments by the transmission system operators (TSOs) in support of renewables amounted to EUR 1.85 billion in April 2015, down from EUR 2.15 billion in April 2014.

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Information on Direct Marketing of Renewable Power in 2014 by TSOs – Highest Degree for Wind Power

An overview on direct marketing of renewable power by the operators in 2014 published by the four German transmission system operators (TSOs) shows that onshore wind power output has been mostly sold directly by operators and offshore wind power to a large extent by December 2014. Under the Renewable Energy Sources Act 2012 (EEG 2012) and the EEG 2014 that became effective as of 1 August 2014, operators can claim a market premium in addition to the sales revenue obtained (cf. Section 34 EEG 2014).

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Renewable Surcharge Account Records Surplus of EUR 2.9 bn in 2014 – Expenses up 11% to EUR 21.5 bn

The Renewable Surcharge Account (EEG account) ended the year 2014 with a final surplus of EUR 2,851,539,698.15. Total TSO payments for renewables rose by 11% from EUR 19.4 billion in 2013 to EUR 21.5 billion in 2014. In 2014, German consumers paid EUR 22.4 billion in EEG surcharges.

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Renewable Surcharge Account Balance Increases Despite High Support for Renewables in October

A profit of EUR 240,034,550.82 in October 2014 lead to an increase of the positive balance on the Renewable Surcharge Account (EEG account) to EUR 1,620,779,488.03, the transmission system operators (TSOs) informed. In September the account had recorded a deficit of EUR -125,415,042.33. Yet spending in support of renewable power plants was much higher in October 2014 than a year before (2014: EUR 1,661,461.407.60; 2013: EUR 1,040,142,485,48). Consequently the October 2013 profit was much higher, amounting to EUR 715,283,198,03.

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EUR 125 Million September Deficit on Renewable Surcharge Account – Yet 1.4 Billion Surplus Before Upcoming 2015 EEG Surcharge Announcement

Shortly before the transmission system operators (TSOs) will announce the 2015 renewable surcharge (EEG surcharge) on 15 October, they informed that the positive balance on the Renewable Surcharge Account (EEG account) fell from EUR 1,506,159,979.54 to EUR 1,380,744,937.21 due to a negative balance of EUR -125,415,042.33 in the month of September.

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EUR 442 Million August Profit on Renewable Surcharge Account – 1 Billion EEG 2014 Cost Reduction between July and August?

The TSOs reported a profit of EUR 442,832,426,76 for August 2014, leading to an increased positive balance on the Renewable Surcharge Account (EEG account) of EUR 1,506,159,979,54. This would be the first positive balance for the month of August, and is quite puzzling because of the important share of PV input. The situation gets even more surprising when looking at the total monthly expenses in August that are more than EUR 1 billion below the July figures. However, it appears as if the drastic reduction is due to a delayed payment flow reason, and not due to dramatically reduced EEG costs.

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Temporary Suspension of EEG Surcharge Payment Obligations for Self Consumed Electricity

After the latest revision of the EEG, electricity producers who consume their self-generated power (auto-generators) in principle also have to pay the EEG surcharge. As the government has not yet issued an ordinance containing further details on payment and notification obligations, the TSOs informed that for the time being auto-generators payment and notification obligations are suspended.

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515 Million July Deficit on Renewable Surcharge Account Further Reduces Positive Balance

An EEG account deficit of EUR 515,116,324.11 in July lead to another reduction of the positive balance on the Renewable Surcharge Account (EEG account) to EUR 1,063,327,552.78 at the end of July, the four German transmission system operators (TSOs) informed. Compared with the status at end of July 2013, costs for the transfer payment system to renewable power plant operators were about 12% higher.

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June Deficit in Renewable Surcharge Account – 18% EEG Account Cost Increase in First Half of 2014

An EEG account deficit of EUR 112,089,730.49 in June lead to a slightly reduced positive balance on the Renewable Surcharge Account (EEG account) of EUR 1,578,443,876.89 at the end of June, the four German transmission system operators (TSOs) informed. Compared with June 2013 costs for transfer payments to renewable power plant operators, i.e. feed-in tariffs or direct marketing premiums, were about 18% higher.

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