4. Calculation of Electricity Volumes Delivered To Final Consumers in the Control Area
50Hertz has determined all utility companies which could potentially purchase EEG electricity in its control area, on the basis of contact data provided by utility companies in the context of the annual EEG management, considering the list provided by the Federal Network Agency and mentioning all supply companies the Federal Network Agency is aware of. On 30/03/2010, utility companies were requested by letter to supply the data falling under the scope of section 49 of the EEG by May 31 and to have it certified by a chartered or certified accountant by May 31. In the cases where the sales to final consumers did not exceed 5,000 MWh, other suitable forms of evidence were supplied (e.g. a report by the Management).
Each utility company was sent an Excel file (Annex 2) for the purpose of data collection. After May 31, the returned data was recorded and automated, and a manual plausibility check was performed. Unresolved items were resolved by the means of bilateral communication with the utility companies. The received certifications issued by certified and/or chartered accountants were subsequently recorded and a comparison was made with the existing statements.
The certified end consumption quantities and the data on privileged customers falling within the scope of section sections 40 to 43 of the EEG form the basis of the utility companies' obligation to purchase electricity under section 37 of the EEG. Concerning privileged electricity quantities, the obligation to purchase is calculated as the product of the reduced quota defined in the notice issued by the Federal Department of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) and the electricity volume allocated to privileged end-consumers. For non-privileged end consumption, the EEG electricity volume to be purchased is calculated as the product of the end-consumption and of the nation-wide EEG-apportionment (cf. paragraph 5). In the control area of 50Hertz, end consumption in the period under review amounted to 93,258,345 MWh. Out of this total, 15,532,648 MWh were privileged within the meaning of sections 40 to 43 of the EEG. From the total volume of EEG electricity to be purchased, 105,067 MWh were allocated to privileged end-consumption.
5. Determination of the Nationwide EEG Statement
In order to determine the EEG apportionment and the average EEG tariff, billing data needs to be consolidated on a nationwide level. For this purpose, the four transmission system operators aggregate the fed-in electricity volumes, the paid tariffs and the deducted avoided charges to use the grid system with the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW). End consumption, privileged quantities and the related EEG electricity volumes are summarised in a similar manner.
Throughout Germany, the resulting subsidy volume amounts to €10,450,636 K, from which the avoided charges to use the grid of €321,881 K and the previous year's corrections of €7,263 K should be deducted. After deduction of the previous year's corrections of 111,250 MWh, the EEG electricity volume amounted to 74,942,114 MWh. Their quotient was of 13.945 ct/kWh and is the average tariff.
For the calculation of the EEG apportionment, the EEG electricity volume of 422,536 MWh allocated to the privileged end-consumption (65,022,689 MWh) has to be deducted from the total EEG electricity volume (74,942,114 MWh). The EEG apportionment of 18.582 % is the quotient of the remaining EEG electricity volume (74,519,578 MWh) and of the non privileged end consumption (401,031,993 MWh).
The EEG apportionment and average tariff calculated in this way are used for billing utility companies pursuant to section 48 (2) of the EEG.
Taking into account the 18.582 % EEG apportionment, EEG electricity volume amounting to 14,548,056 MWh were supplied to distributors. This resulted in revenue amounting to €2,028,726 K.
6. Horizontal Load Equalisation
In accordance with section 36(1) of the EEG, the four German TSOs perform a horizontal load equalisation on the basis of remaining EEG feed-in forecasts and of extrapolations of the wind power EEG electricity feed-ins and of EEG tariffs in the course of the year already and without delay. During the year, the EEG electricity volume delivered by 50Hertz to the other TSOs amounts to 8,491,680 MWh in net terms. The income resulting from partial payments received from other TSOs amounts to € 519,680 K in net terms.
The final figures of deliveries and payments made within the framework of the horizontal equalisation scheme are established and certified along with the annual statements based on the nationwide EEG data. The final equalisation is performed from January to September 2011, at the same time as the vertical load equalisation. Partial deliveries and payments which took place during the year are taken into account during this process. With regard to horizontal equalisation, 50Hertz recorded a residual cash inflow from other TSOs amounting to €15,608 K and delivered an electricity volume of 653,829 MWh to the other TSOs.