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4,600 of 6,500 MW Offshore Grid Connection Capacity Completed – Offshore Surcharge on Steady Level, Costs EUR 162.7 million

The offshore transmission system operators 50Hertz and TenneT have completed offshore grid connections with a capacity of over 4,600 MW in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. That brings the offshore grid expansion closer to the EEG expansion target of 6,500 MW for offshore wind by 2020. The four TSO have published the new offshore surcharge for 2016 to reallocate expected costs of EUR 162.7 million.

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2015 Offshore Discount: TSOs Publish Offshore Surcharge for 2015 – Refund for Customers with Consumption up to 1 GWh

The German transmission grid operators have published the new offshore surcharge for 2015. They may may levy the offshore surcharge under certain conditions for compensation payments to offshore wind power operators due to disruptions of power lines and grid connection delays according to Section 17f EnWG (German Energy Act). The surcharge is based on the estimated costs for the next year (2015), but this time also includes a large refund as the 2013 surcharge proved to be too high. This leads to a negative offshore surcharge (i.e. an offshore discount) of – 0.051 ct/kWh for consumers with a consumption of up to 1,000,000 kWh at an individual point of delivery.

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Offshore Damages in 2013 in EUR 500 million Range?

Grid connection delay payments were in the range of EUR 500 million in 2013, the information service e21info reported, citing the chairman of the ruling chamber in charge of the offshore grids at the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

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TSOs Publish Offshore Surcharge for 2014 at Maximum Levels

Together with the renewables surcharge (EEG surcharge) for 2014, the transmission system operators (TSOs) published the offshore surcharge for 2014 yesterday. They fixed the staggered surcharge at the highest legally possible level, announcing that it might not suffice.

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TSOs Publish Preliminary Offshore Surcharge for 2013

The German transmission system operators (TSOs) have published figures for a new offshore wind power surcharge to be borne by electricity consumers as of 1 January 2013, subject to the condition that the current draft offshore bill amending the German Energy Act (EnWG) will enter into force.  The draft offshore bill would allow the TSOs under certain conditions to pass on compensation payments to wind park owners for grid connection delays and disruptions of power lines to the electricity consumers.

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