Pursuant to §14 EEG, grid operators may, without prejudice to their obligation to increase network capacity, exceptionally regulate plants and cogeneration plants directly or indirectly connected to their network which are equipped with a facility for remote-controlled reduction of the feed-in power in the event of network congestion, provided that
- a bottleneck would otherwise be created in the relevant grid area including the upstream grid,
- the priority for electricity from renewable energy, mine gas and combined heat and power generation is ensured, if no other electricity producers have to remain connected to the grid to guarantee the security and reliability of the electricity supply system, and
- they have retrieved the available data for actual feed-in in the relevant grid region.
§ 15 para. 1 EEG obliges the connecting grid operators to compensate the installation operators affected by § 14 Abs. 1 EEG.
The grid operator causing the bottleneck is obliged to compensate the connecting grid operator for the costs.
The determination of the amount of the compensation payments is based on the stipulations of § 15 para. 1 EEG in conjunction with the current guideline of the Federal Network Agency on EEG feed-in Management.
Payment of compensation as of 01/01/2015 pursuant to § 15 EEG DOWNLOAD PDF (141 KB - GERMAN)
Payment of compensation until 31/12/2014 pursuant to § 12 EEG DOWNLOAD PDF (129 KB - GERMAN)