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Infograph shows for four years now, the sum total of the power price paid at the electricity exchange and the renewables surcharge has been dropping.
Prices

Lower prices on electricity exchange make up for higher renewables surcharge

For four years now, the sum total of the power price paid at the electricity exchange and the renewables surcharge has been dropping. This means that utilities continue to obtain electricity at low prices. Consumers are well advised to look for the best tariff on offer. Find out more

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Illustration: Erneuerbare Energien, Stromnetz und Verbraucher unter einer Lupe
EEG

What is the EEG account and how does it work?

If you want to calculate your account balance, you need to deduct your expenditure from the your income. The same mechanism applies to the EEG account, which balances the funding paid out for electricity from renewables against the revenues. Find out more

Danish landscape with traditional wooden houses.
Europe

Germany opens up first PV auction to Danish bidders

Following the success at national level, auctions for PV are now to be opened for the first time to installations outside Germany. Germany has opened an auctioning round to bidders from Denmark. Find out more

EU Commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe Vestager

Quote of the week

“Cogeneration plants not only produce electricity but also put to use the heat generated in the process. The German cogeneration support scheme we approved today can make an important contribution to EU energy and climate goals.”

EU Commissioner in charge of competition policy, Margrethe Vestager, on 25 October 2016

direkt reports

  • Rainer Baake: “Deepen international cooperation”

    In mid-October, some 10,000 decision-makers will be taking part in the 23rd World Energy Congress in Istanbul. State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Rainer Baake again underlined the importance of deepening international cooperation (press release available only in German).

  • Jochen Homann: “Germany’s electricity supply is extremely reliable”

    According to information provided by the Bundesnetzagentur, Germany’s electricity supply was very reliable all throughout 2015. The average duration of interruption to supply for each connected end user was 12.7 minutes compared to 12.28 minutes in the previous year (press release available only in German).

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