§ 19 StromNEV levy 2020

According to the Energy Grid Fees Ordinance (StromNEV) of July 25, 2005, which was last amended by Article 10 of the Act of May 13, 2019 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 706), end consumers can apply for an individual grid fee in accordance with Section 19 (2) sentence 1 or sentence 2 StromNEV.

Transmission system operators are obliged to reimburse downstream operators of electricity distribution systems (DSOs) for lost revenue resulting from individual grid fees. The transmission system operators (TSOs) must offset these payments and their own lost revenues against each other. The lost revenue is allocated proportionately to all end consumers (EC) as a levy on the grid fees (Section 19 StromNEV levy).

The Section 19 StromNEV levy for 2020 was charged to end consumers from 01.01.2021.  

Implementation between grid operators - levy per end consumer group:

20200.358 ct/kWh0.050 ct/kWh0.025 ct/kWh

The 2020 Section 19 StromNEV levy takes into account the results of the annual settlement for 2018 based on the auditor's reports.  

The following definitions of the end consumer groups show the maximum levy rates according to the law. These levy rates may not be exceeded. However, it is entirely possible that a lower levy will result for the respective year as part of the forecast calculation. However, catch-up payments from the annual accounts for previous years may also result in a higher or lower total levy (sum of forecast levy and catch-up levy). Please refer to the table above for the levies for 2020.

End consumer groups

The following end consumer groups are defined in accordance with Section 19 of the Energy Grid Fees Ordinance in conjunction with Sections 26, 28 and 30 of the Combined Heat and Power Generation Act (KWKG) of December 21, 2015 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2498), which was amended by Article 14 of the Act of August 29, 2016 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 2034).

End Consumer Group A‘:  

Electricity volumes of end consumers for the first 1,000,000 kWh per point of purchase.

End Consumer Group B‘:  

End consumers whose annual consumption exceeds 1,000,000 kWh at a consumption point pay a maximum § 19 StromNEV levy of 0.050 ct/kWh for electricity purchases in excess of 1,000,000 kWh. The amounts listed in the table above are decisive.

End Consumer Group C‘:  

End consumers who are assigned to the manufacturing industry, rail-bound transportation or railroad infrastructure and whose electricity costs exceeded four percent of turnover in the previous financial year pay a maximum of 0.025 ct/kWh for electricity purchases in excess of 1,000,000 kWh. The amounts listed in the table above are decisive.

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