Renewable energy levy

According to the German Equalisation Mechanism Ordinance (EEV), end users will be charged by a standard nationwide renewable energy levy. This levy must be published by transmission system operators for the following year by 15 October of each year:

Renewable energy levy for 2022

For the period from January 1 to June 30, 2022 the renewable energy levy 2022 amounts to 3.723 ct/kWh and in the period from July 1 to December 31, 2022 0.000 ct/kWh according to § 60 para 1a EEG 2021 (as amended in May 2022).

Further details (in particular on the imputed total annual levy 2022) can be found on the following website, run jointly by the  German transmission system operators.

Renewable energy levy since 2010

Year Renewable energy levy
2022 3.723 ct/kWh *
2021 6.500 ct/kWh
2020 6.756 ct/kWh
2019 6.405 ct/kWh
2018 6.792 ct/kWh
2017 6.880 ct/kWh
2016 6.354 ct/kWh
2015 6.170 ct/kWh
2014 6.240 ct/kWh
2013 5.277 ct/kWh
2012 3.592 ct/kWh
2011 3.530 ct/kWh
2010 2.047 ct/kWh

* listed is the full renewable energy levy determined for 2022 as of October 15, 2021. For the second half of 2022, the levy was set to 0.000 ct/kWh in accordance with §61 Para. 1a EEG (as amended in may 2022).