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Special types of grid use

End consumers with a special consumer profile - specified in the Electricity Network Charges Ordinance (§19 para. 2 StromNEV) - are entitled to an individual grid fee. The correspondingly needed agreement between end consumer and system operator requires the approval of the regulatory authority (BNetzA). The agreement for an individal grid fee is entered into under the proviso that the relevant conditions under §19 para. 2 of the StromNEV are met in actual fact. If this is not the case, the grid use is settled against the general grid fees published in the price sheet. The required peak load time window for the appriopriate application of individual grid fees under §19 para. 2 sentence 1 of the StromNEV is provided by 50Hertz.

The application for the granting of an individual grid fee is made by the end consumer. Further information can be found on the website of the BNetzA: www.bundesnetzagentur.de (German).

The transmission system operators have to reimburse downstream operators of electricity distribution grids for any revenues lost as a result of individual grid fees. They have to compensate each other for these payments and their own lost revenue. The lost revenue due to individual grid fees is compensated through a surcharge (§19 StromNEV surcharge) on the general grid fees.

A detailed description of the §19 StromNEV surcharge as well as additional information on the legal surcharges can be consulted on the common online platform of the German TSOs, www.netztransparenz.de (German).

Grid connection customers of 50Hertz entitled to an individual grid fee:

  • Brandenburger Elektrostahlwerke GmbH
  • Hennigsdorfer Elektrostahlwerke GmbH
  • Stahlwerk Thüringen GmbH
  • Vattenfall Wasserkraft GmbH & Co.KG (pump current procurement)


50Hertz Transmission GmbH

Heidestraße 2
D-10557 Berlin
Tel: +49 30 5150-0
E-Mail: info@50hertz.com

Peak load time window