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X Factor: BGH Confirms EnWG and Incentive Regulation Ordinance Amendment

In a decision of 31 January 2012, the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) ruled that last year’s amendments of Section 21a German Energy Act (EnWG) created the necessary legal basis for a general sector-related productivity rate (so-called X factor or Xgen) in Section 9 of the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (ARegV).

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X Factor: Bill for General Sector-related Productivity Rate Factor Passes Federal Council

The Bundesrat (Federal Council) did not exercise its constitutional right to object against an amendment of the German Energy Act (EnWG) that will create the statutory basis for a general sector-related productivity rate (so-called X factor or Xgen) in the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (ARegV).

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X Factor: Bill for General Sector-related Productivity Rate Factor Passes Parliament

Against the votes of the Left Party and with the SPD party abstaining, the ruling CDU/CSU and FDP coalition adopted an amendment of the German Energy Act (EnWG, ref. no. 17/7632) as amended by the Economics Committee (17/7984). The bill aims to create the statutory basis for a general sector-related productivity rate (genereller sektoraler Produktivitätsfaktor) in the Incentive Regulation Ordinance (ARegV). The so-called X factor (Xgen) is part of the regulation formula in the ARegV that determines the revenue caps for the grid fees German network operators can charge.

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