Levy for interruptible loads according to §18 AbLaV

If provider of interruptible loads have committed themselves with the operators of transmission networks in agreements for services, which fulfill the requirements of the regulation, they obtain compensation for providing the interruptible capacity for the agreed period (capacity price) and for each request of interruptible capacity (energy price).

The transmission system operators are obliged to settle their payments and expenses under this regulation on a financial settlement. Balancing mechanism takes place in accordance with §§ 26, 28 and 30 of the CHP Act (KWKG). The mentioned below levy applies to the whole end-consumption.

The calculation of the levy in 2021 was based on the planned costs for 2021 and the balance of the annual accounts of the year 2019.

Planned costs were approved by the German regulator (Bundesnetzagentur).

Levy for interruptible loads

Year Levy
2021 0.009 ct/kWh

Further information concerning interruptible loads levy can be found on the common German TSOs’ website:


Information on technical requirements for interruptible loads and on the tendering process can be found here as well as on the joint tender platform of the German TSOs  www.regelleistung.net

For further queries regarding the levy for interruptible loads, please contact us via liam-e.

Useful information

Levy according to AbLaV since 2014

 Regulation on agreements on interruptible loads