Offshore grid levy

Offshore grid levy for 2019 according to § 17f EnWG

According to the Act on energy legislation (§ 17f Abs. 5 EnWG) TSOs are entitled to assert their costs for provided compensations, as far as these costs are subject to the equalization mechanism and have not been refunded already, as a surcharge on the network charges for final consumers.

According to § 17f EnWG, which has been amended by Article 1 of the Grid Fee Modernization Act of 17th July 2017, grid operators are entitled to claim the costs mentioned in §17f Paragraph 1 EnWG (including compensation payments made to operators of offshore wind farms and grid connection costs for offshore wind farms) as a surcharge on grid fees (offshore grid levy) against end consumers. The provisions of §§ 27 to 28 and § 30 KWKG apply accordingly to the nationwide applicable surcharge.

The Offshore grid levy 2019 consists of an ex post correction for 2017 and the prediction for 2019. The cost forecast was determined by the affected transmission system operators Amprion GmbH, TenneT TSO GmbH and 50Hertz Transmission GmbH. In accordance with §26a KWKG, the forecast values of energy consumption reported by the DSOs and the Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) are also included in the forecast.

The Offshore grid levy for 2019 will be charged to final consumers as from 01/01/2019.

Offshore grid levy for nonprivileged consumption 2019

Year Offshore grid levy
2019 0.416 ct/kWh

Special provisions of §§27 and 27a to 27c KWKG shall be applied to the energy consumptions of privileged consumers.

Overview on Offshore grid levy since 2013 you can find here.

Further useful information concerning offshore levy you can find on the common internet portal of German TSOs.