current price 2017: in the green electricity levy increases: consumers pay plan
Berlinconsumers must be for the promotion of electricity produced from wind power and the sun, probably in the next year, dig deeper into their pockets. The so-called eco-electricity levy will be increased from the current level of 6.35 cents to 6,88 cents per kilowatt-hour, with was shared by the transmission system operators 50Hertz, Amprion, Tennez and TransnetBW on Friday. The levy consumers pay on the electricity bill.
the President of The Federal Association of German industry (BDI), Ulrich Grillo, said the sharp increase in the cost of renewable energy, an alarm signal. “The EEG levy grows this year, almost four and a half Times as strong as the economy. The current funding system is running out of control." He complained that the promised cost brake of the German Federal Ministry of Economics is wishful thinking. “Energy costs for the industry to a real location problem.” The trade Association Germany (HDE) called for a reduction in the cost of the energy transition and a fair distribution of the burdens.
The chief Executive of the Association of municipal enterprises (VKU), Catherine, said: “The cost for the implementation of the energy transition only in the increase in the EEG levy noticeable, but becoming stronger due to the increase in network charges.” She called for a smart grid development and a better local balance of electricity generation and consumption.
How the EEG works
The EEG-levy as the difference between the price electricity producers for the electricity they receive, and the guaranteed purchase prices for green electricity are calculated. The lower the stock price, the energy companies have to pay, the higher the levy.
What is the increase in the levy for households at the end means, is hardly to be calculated. It depends on whether the energy companies case, the end of market electricity prices to the customers.
From 2017, will be changed to the promotion of green electricity in Germany. With the Reform of the German Renewable energies act (EEG), operators of larger wind parks or solar plants and Biogas plants in the future, for the current fed is not a fixed, statutory compensation. Instead, new projects are put out to tender. Who requires the least subsidies per kilowatt hour of electricity, then receives the award.