Final consumers according to the EEG

The following data represents the volumes of electricity supplied to final consumers within the 50Hertz control area between 1 January and 31 December 2012.

During this period, the total power supplied to final consumers pursuant to the EEG amounted to 97,729,589,840 kWh.

This amount includes power supplied to so-called hardship customers (§§ 40-43 EEG) under the terms of the special equalisation scheme.

Power supplied to hardship customers under the special equalisation scheme as per the EEG.

The following table shows the volume supplied to so-called hardship customers by electric utilities in the 50Hertz control area (divided into a "minimum fee" and a "hardship volume") as well as the volume falling to the hardship customers in accordance with section 37(1) sentence 1 of the EEG between 1 January and 31 December 2012.

The Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) limited the share of electricity volume for hardship customers in accordance with section 37(1) of the EEG for certain points of delivery pursuant to section 40(1) of the EEG for electricity received and consumed for proper needs. In addition, the BAFA determined the minimum fee to be paid, if necessary, for the power received and consumed for own purposes, to which the limit does not apply.

Overview of all volumes invoiced to hardship customers in the 50Hertz Transmission control area

Number of hardship customers Total volume supplied 1) Proper consumption 2) Hardship-volume 3)
BAFA decisions kWh kWh kWh
267 21.492.950.323 751.868.473 20.741.081.850

1) Total of all volumes supplied to and consumed by hardship customers for proper needs (in the period under the active BAFA decision) according to the information from the electric utility

2) Total of the minimum fee (in the period under the active BAFA decision to which the EEG surcharge applies) of all hardship customers in accordance with the information from the electric utility

3) Total of all supplied volumes according to 1) minus minimum fee according to 2)