StromNEV levy

The ordinance on grid charges (StromNEV) of 25th July 2005 and recently amended by Articles 10 of the law of 13th May 2019 (published in BGBL I page 706) allows final consumers to apply for individual grid charges in accordance to § 19 Section 2 Sentences 1 and 2 StromNEV. The transmission system operators are obliged to reimburse operators of electricity distribution networks for their lost revenues resulting from individual network charges. Furthermore, transmission system operators are obliged to compensate each other for the lost revenues. In accordance to § 19 StromNEV Section 2 Sentence 7 lost revenues are apportioned to all final consumers (LV) following §§26, 28 and 30 KWKG (combined heat and power act).

The § 19 StromNEV levy for 2020 will be charged to end consumers as from 01st January 2020.

Year Consumption category A’ (ct/kWh) Consumption category B’ (ct/kWh) Consumption category C’ (ct/kWh)
2020 0,358 ct/kWh 0.050 ct/kWh 0.025 ct/kWh

Further information concerning § 19 StromNEV levy can be found on the common German TSOs’ website: http://www.netztransparenz.de/de/umlage_19StromNEV.htm
More information on grid charges you can find here.
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Consumption categories according to §19 StromNEV in conjunction with §§ 26, 28 and 30 KWK-G

Consumption category A’:

End users pay for their annual consumption at one delivery point for the first 1,000,000 kWh/year the § 19 StromNEV-levy which is reported in the table above.

Consumption category B’:

End users electricity consumption above 1,000,000 kWh/year of consumers that do not belong to consumer category C. Consumers of this category pay for consumption above 1,000,000 kWh/year the reduced §19 StromNEV-levy which is reported in the table above.

Consumption category C’:

End users electricity consumption above 1,000,000 kWh/year of end users belonging to the manufacturing industry, rail-bound traffic or railway infrastructure with annual consumption leading to electricity expenses of more than 4% of the total turnover of the previous business year. Consumers of this category pay for consumption above 1,000,000 kWh/year the reduced §19 StromNEV-levy which is reported in the table above.

Useful information

Overview on §19 StromNEV levy since 2012

Ordinance on grid charges (StromNEV)