Friday, October 14, 2016

Electricity price 2017: EEG levy increases to 6,88 cents – Handelsblatt

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

  • since the year 2000, levied levy to Finance the Expansion of renewable energies. Background the obligation of the transmission system operator, offered electricity from renewable energy sources to be accepted and remunerated largely fixed prices. The network operators sell the electricity at the stock exchange. The difference between the rates of Remuneration and the stock price should be balanced with the EEG levy.

  • in Principle, all electricity consumers. However, there are exceptions: companies from specific industries, which consume a lot more electricity, get much of a discount to remain competitive. Discounts can be of wood, for example, and paper manufacturers. Railway companies are also favored. Private customers can get a discount.

  • At the time of their introduction 16 years ago, the EEG apportionment amounted to 0.19 cents per kilowatt-hour of electricity. Today, she is more than 33 Times as high. From year to year, there was an increase only in 2015, the levy was reduced to the so far the only Time.

  • of electricity, the actual energy costs make up only about a quarter of the final price: 26 percent, according to the Federal network Agency for electricity procurement, sales and the profit margin of the respective provider. The purchase price is largely determined by the European energy exchange in Leipzig, the most important commercial place in Europe. This component may be for individual suppliers differently.

    20.4 percent of the current price relates to the fee for the network usage. State-imposed taxes and levies make up about 28.5 percent, the EEG surcharge is 21.2 percent of the largest Item. 2.3 percent of the price are fees for the measurement of electricity consumption and billing. Finally, VAT, and electricity is still expensive.

  • the operator of the electricity transmission grids 50Hertz, Amprion, Tennet and TransnetBW, are responsible. In an annual forecast, you can determine how much money you have to pay probably to the producers of green electricity and how much you get for the energy at the stock exchange.

    plays of the so-called EEG account is a role. On this, the collected EEG levy and the proceeds from the sale will flow to the green electricity payments to the power generators go out of this. At the end of August the account was just under three billion euros in the Plus. From the Interaction of all factors, the network operator can calculate the EEG-surcharge for the next year. The Federal network Agency has to check whether the assessment order expires.

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.


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