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TSOs Publish § 19(2) StromNEV Grid Surcharge for 2015 to Compensate for Individual Grid Charges

The German transmission system operators (TSOs) have published the electricity grid surcharge for 2015 pursuant to Section 19 para. 2 StromNEV (Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance – StromNEV). The 2015 grid surcharge will also be used to settle grid charge changes dure to a regulatory amendment of the StromNEV in August 2013 that affected the surcharges for 2012 and 2013.

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TSOs Publish Partly Lower Electricity Grid Surcharge for 2014

The German electricity TSOs have published the so-called Section 19 para. 2 StromNEV electricity grid surcharge for 2014. Following regulatory amendments in August 2013 that also affects the 2012 and 2013 surcharge it is lower than the 2013 surcharge for one consumer group.

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Revision of Several Grid Ordinances Promulgated, Including Grid Fee Amendment for Large Electricity Consumers

An ordinance amending the electricity and gas grid charges ordinances (StromNEV and GasNEV), the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (ARegV) and the Electricity Grid Access Ordinance (StromNZV) has been published in the Federal Law Gazette of 21st August 2013. The amendments include changes to the network charges for large electricity consumers.

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Cabinet Approves Changes for Network Charges for Large Electricity Consumers and Revision of Incentive Regulation

Today the Federal Cabinet finally approved changes to the network charges regime for large electricity consumers. The Federal Council had already approved the revision, on 5 July 2013, subject to certain conditions, which the Cabinet accepted. The revision shall address concerns raised by the European Commission and German courts.

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Green Party Warns of Rising Grid Fees

In preparation for an upcoming Bundestag decision on amendments to Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance (StromNEV), Alliance ‘9o/The Greens commissioned a study on the costs for the grid fee exemptions of large energy consumers. According to this study, the volume of exemptions could rise from EUR 805 million this year to EUR 1 billion to 1.2 billion, despite government efforts to contain the costs.

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Federal Cabinet Adopts Bill Amending Electricity and Gas Grid Charges Ordinance and Incentive Regulation

The Federal Cabinet last week adopted a bill for an ordinance amending the electricity and gas grid charges ordinances (StromNEV and GasNEV), the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (ARegV) and the Electricity Grid Access Ordinance (StromNZV). An important aspect is a retightening of Section 19 Abs. 2 StromNEV, which provides for the exemption of large electricity consumers from network charges since 2011.

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Key Aspects of Amendment of Electricity and Gas Grid Charges Ordinance

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology has drafted an amendment changing the Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance (StromNEV) and the Gas Grid Charges Ordinance (GasNEV). It also released a background paper informing about the key aspects of the proposal.

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Chancellor Merkel Discusses Energy Policy Shift with Associations and Ministries

On Thursday Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Energiewende, the German energy policy shift towards a renewable energy supply, with the ministries involved and trade and environmental associations. The meeting focused on grids and grid expansion, a market design for conventional power plants, amendments to the law covering renewable energy (EEG) and energy-efficiency. All participants pledged support for the Energiewende.

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Commission Opens In-depth Inquiry into Potential State Aid for Large Electricity Consumers Exempted from Grid Charges in Germany

The Commission opened an in-depth investigation to find out whether exemptions for large electricity consumers from network charges granted in Germany since 2011 constitutes unlawful state aid. This comes in addition to the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf yesterday declaring these exemptions void on German constitutional law grounds.

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OLG Düsseldorf Considers Grid Fee Exemption for Energy-Intensive Industry Void

The 3rd Cartel Senate of the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (OLG Düsseldorf) has declared the provision in the Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance (StromNEV) void that provides for grid fee exemptions for energy-intensive companies. OLG Düsseldorf also struck down implementing provisions concerning the grid fee exemptions issued by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA).

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