Report pursuant to section 52 (1, number 2) of the EEG (EEG accounting year 2009)

Section 52 of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) requires grid system operators and utility companies to publish on their websites a report showing how the data they disclose in their financial statements according to sections 70-74 of the EEG is being determined. This report has to be published immediately after September 30 of a given year and has to be stored until the end of the following year. The information and the report should enable an experienced third party to fully understand the data provided on balanced energy volumes and paid tariffs without needing any additional information.

The present report is submitted by 50Hertz Transmission Gmbh (formerly known as Vattenfall Europe Transmission GmbH) in fulfilment of its legal obligation under section 52 of the EEG.

1. Basic Principles

Within the framework of the EEG, 50Hertz assumes the role of a grid system operator obligated to purchase electricity from installations directly and indirectly connected to its grid system, as stipulated in section 8 of the EEG, and the role of upstream transmission system operator (TSO). In its role of grid system operator obligated to purchase electricity, 50Hertz purchases electricity from installations falling within the scope of the EEG, feeds it directly or indirectly into the grid and pays tariffs in accordance with sections 23 – 33 of the EEG. In its role of upstream TSO, 50Hertz purchases EEG electricity from downstream grid system operators located in its control area and pays tariffs in accordance with the EEG. Furthermore, 50Hertz performs the so-called horizontal load equalisation with the three other TSOs. Finally, 50Hertz delivers EEG power to the suppliers of end consumers

2. Calculation of EEG Electricity Volumes Fed Directly or Indirectly Into the Transmission Grid

EEG installations operators whose installations are directly or indirectly connected to 50Hertz's grid system have been requested to supply the data necessary for the tariffs payment and the nationwide equalisation mechanism according to sections 45 and 46 of the EEG, insofar as it was not yet available to 50Hertz. The data for each installation is available under Renewables-> Disclosure of EEG data -> Annual EEG bill.

In 2009, EEG installations directly or indirectly connected to 50Hertz's grid fed in a total of 1.573.276.795 MWh. 50Hertz paid tariffs amounting to a total of € 151,617 K for this electricity. As this electricity was fed into the extra-high voltage grid system, no avoidance of charges for the use of the grid were deducted.

Data disclosed by 50Hertz in its role of transmission system operator obligated to purchase electricity was certified separately by a chartered accountant.

3. Calculation of the EEG Electricity Volumes Fed In and Paid For In the Control Area

On 18/03/2010, the distribution system operators (DSO) were required to provide the data prescribed in section 47 of the EEG (DSO annual accounts 2009) and to have it certified by a chartered or certified accountant by May 31. In cases where the fed-in electricity volume remained below the de minimis limit agreed between the involved DSOs and 50Hertz (feed-in tariffs< €20 K), the necessity of a certificate was waived and another suitable form of evidence was submitted by the DSO (e.g. a report produced by the Management).

Each DSO 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. Outstanding items were cleared up by the means of bilateral communication with the DSOs. The received certifications were subsequently recorded and a comparison was made with the existing statements.

The reports/certifications contain the EEG electricity volumes fed into each grid, broken down by tariff categories/energy sources and the corresponding tariffs. In addition, the deductions of the avoid grid use charges pursuant to section 18 (2) of the StromNEV are reported and certificated by the DSOs.

Beside the aggregated figures, electronic data specific to the installations was provided by the DSOs. The data provided includes the installation's master data and the corresponding electricity volumes, assignments to categories and avoided charges for the use of the grid. The claims the DSO was entitled to with regard to load equalisation are calculated by adding the certificated data.

In 2009, a total of 23,691,939 MWh were fed into 50Hertz's control area by EEG installations; 50Hertz paid tariffs amounting to €2,679,780 K for this energy. The avoided charges for the use of the grid system resulting from the fed-in electricity amounted to € 116.092 K. Furthermore, in addition to the above-mentioned tariffs, €1,628K paid as remuneration for a total of 21,740 MWh EEG feed-in in the years 2003 - 2006 were included in the billing. These figures had to be factored in due to the issuance of valid court decisions.

50Hertz has taken into account subsequent statements of grid operators and/or utility companies relating to the years 2006-2008, for which no legally valid court decisions were issued on the main proceedings pursuant to section 38 of the EEG, but which result into a relief of the nationwide equalisation scheme and amount to €-328 K for an electricity volume of -2,229 MWh.

The data for each installation is available under > Renewables -> Disclosure of EEG data -> EEG annual bill.

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.

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E-Mail: eeg@50hertz.com