Renewable Energy Sources (EEG)

Implementation of the Act on Granting Priority to Renewable Energy Sources (EEG)

The purpose of the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) is to promote electricity generated from hydropower, landfill gas, mine gas, sewage gas, biomass, geothermal energy, wind power and solar radiation energy. The local system operator who is obliged to purchase this electricity under the Renewable Energy Act pays a legally stipulated minimum compensation for the electricity fed into the grid or a market premium, depending on the type of generating plant and the year of plant commissioning. Under the nationwide equalisation scheme, utility companies which deliver electricity to consumers are equally charged with arising costs.

Text of the Renewable Energy Act (online offer by the Federal Ministry of Justice)

For further information on the Renewable Energy Act visit the pages of the Federal Association of the German Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V. / BDEW).

The Federal Association of the German Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e.V. / BDEW) published a procedural description to establish a standard national procedure for handling and implementing the act, including official material.

Renewable Energy Act Procedure Description (BDEW)

Please note that we accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the information in the documents provided.

Further useful information concerning Renewable Energy Act and its procedure, forecasts and accounting you can find on the common intenet portal of German TSOs:

www.netztransparenz.de