The restructuring of the German power generation landscape as part of the energy and climate transformation imply ambitious challenges for producing companies. There are various possibilities, especially for energy intensive companies, to reduce these energy costs. However, dynamic legislation and complicated application procedures require constant development of "know-how" to be able to utilize all options for reducing energy costs.
Energy costs consist of the costs of electricity procurement (generation/purchase, sales, profit margin), grid charges, taxes, and other levies and surcharges. There are many approaches to reduce these levies / surcharges and charges by taking advantage of legal reduction options.
Energy Financing Act (EnFG)
Reduction of the KWKG- and Offshore- grid levy.
Electricity tax reimbursement
Tax relief for electricity tax is possible under various conditions of the StromStG (§§ 9a, 9b and 10).
Energy Tax Reimbursement
Energy tax relief is possible under the conditions of §§ 51, 54 and 55 EnergieStG.
§ 19 StromNEV levy
Serves to compensate for lost revenues due to individual network charges; amount of the levy is subject to minor fluctuations. Under certain conditions, electrical end consumers can apply for an individual network charge. .
Electricity Grid Charges Ordinance
Allows reduction for intensive (> 10 GWh / 7,000 VBH), atypical (> 20 % deviation) and singular (own line) grid usage.
Charges levied by municipalities for the right to use public transport routes for building and operating supply lines. The statutory upper limit as a special contract customer is 0.11 ct/KWh.