The EEG -Umlage for electricity from renewable sources is expected to rise as much as feared. The reports the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ). The reason for this is surprising. The network operators will sacrifice a part of their liquidity reserve
The allocation for the promotion of green electricity is for information the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Friday edition) in next year, rising to just under seven cents. As the FAZ reported aim to halve its liquidity reserve in order to prevent an even steeper increase in the EEG surcharge, the four transmission system operators.
“We are convinced that a reserve of five percent is sufficient to cover at Amprion” . said Hans-Juergen Brick, head of the transmission system operator Amprion, the newspaper “from today’s perspective and very rough estimate, which should cause the EEG levy may remain under seven cents per kilowatt hour.” Save and protect the environment – here for Postage calculator
operators threaten negative interest
first internal estimates from the industry result to search the newspaper values from 6.8 to 6.9 cents per kilowatt hour. Currently the EEG surcharge is 6.354 cents per kilowatt hour. The Environmental Protection Agency Agora energy policy had recently been forecasting an increase to 7.1 to 7.3 cents.
The considerations for a reduction in the liquidity reserve have another, quite prosaic reason. Network operators have to fear that they would have to create the high liquidity to negative interest rates. Thus, the reserve would cost factor. “We at Amprion have to pay any negative interest rates, but this is not automatic and involves a high cost,” Brick said