Grid customers who want to use the 50Hertz transmission system can find extensive information and documents about grid access and grid use, including the price for grid use, special forms of grid use as well as details on the framework agreement for metering point operators. Relevant documents may be downloaded under the corresponding segment.
In accordance with paragraph 20 of the German Energy Industry Act (EnWG) of 7 July 2005, system operators of energy supply systems are obliged to grant non-discriminatory grid access to everyone on the basis of objectively justifiable criteria.
Transmission system operator 50Hertz Transmission GmbH offers grid access to the 380/220 kV system in the 50Hertz grid area. Customers who wish to draw electricity from the system of 50Hertz Transmission GmbH or feed into it conclude a grid use contract with 50Hertz Transmission GmbH (50Hertz).
For suppliers, 50Hertz offers a supplier framework contract, allowing suppliers to deliver electricity to customers connected directly to the grid of 50Hertz Transmission. In this case, it is not necessary for the contract to be related to certain points of consumption.
It is prerequisite to grid access by customers or suppliers, that consumption and production are balanced within a balancing group. This balancing group must be part of a contractually established balancing group system (paragraph 4 of Stromnetzzugangsverordnung [StromNZV - Ordinance on Power System Access]).
Customers who wish to consume electricity from the system of 50Hertz or feed into it conclude a grid use contract with 50Hertz. Based on meter counts, the electricity consumed by the customer is charged for on the basis of the price list for grid use.
On 16/04/2015, the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) made a decision on the grid use contract / supplier framework agreement for electricity consumption. The model contract annexed to the BNetzA decision is binding.
The Federal Network Agency nevertheless granted the system operators some individual flexibility of which 50Hertz made use. To this effect, 50Hertz offers a model grid use contract for consuming customers (end consumers, suppliers) as well as for customers with existing feed-in and consumption. The adjustments made to the contract texts by 50Hertz are limited to the absolutely required minimum. The changes ensure that particularities of the settlement for grid use at the transmission system level are taken into account.
On 20/12/2017, the Federal Network Agency made its decision to adjust the grid use contract / supplier framework contract to the requirements of the Act on the Digitisation of the Energy Transition (ref.: BK6-17-168). As such, it takes into account the legal amendments as a result of the entry into force of the Metering Point Operation Act.
The Federal Network Agency published its decision (ref.: BK6-17-168) and its current grid use contract here.
Information on the changes of the Federal Network Agency to the grid use contract:
Triggers are new regulations from the Act on the Digitisation of the Energy Transition (in particular the Metering Point Operation Act).
The changes made are purely editorial, the term ‘outflow point’, for instance, was replaced by the term ‘market or metering location’.
50Hertz continues to perform metering for you and bills it together with the grid use.
For the use of new metering technology in the future (modern metering devices or smart metering systems), the levies for metering point operation are settled in application of of the legal provisions.
On this page you can download the current price sheet, valid as of 1 January of the relevant year.
The price sheet for 2018 for access to the transmission grid in the grid area of 50Hertz Transmission GmbH is valid from 1/1/2018 until 31/12/2018. All prices in this price sheet are net prices, to which the legally imposed turnover tax (currently 19 %) has to be added.
The price sheet lists:
The following legal levies are also included in the price sheet:
The amount of the currently applicable legal levies as well as additional information on the levies can be consulted on the common online platform of the German TSOs (only available in German): http://www.netztransparenz.de/
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 contract between end consumer and system operator requires the approval of the regulatory authority (BNetzA). The agreement of an individual grid fee is subject to the condition that the respective requirements under §19 para. 2 of the StromNEV are actually met. 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 appropriate application of individual grid fees under §19 para. 2 sentence 1 of the StromNEV is provided by 50Hertz.
Peak load time windows
The end consumer must apply to be granted an individual grid fee. Further information can be found on the website of the BNetzA:
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 levy (§19 StromNEV levy) on the general grid fees.
A detailed description of the §19 StromNEV levy as well as additional information on the legal levies 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:
50Hertz is the responsible metering point operator in your network area. In the case of third party metering point operators (competitive metering point operators) becoming active in our network area, 50Hertz provides a metering point operator framework agreement including technical requirements for the metering point operation.
On 23/08/2017, the Federal Network Agency made decisions to adjust the standard contracts to the requirements of the Act on the Digitisation of the Energy Transition (ref.: BK6-17 -042/ BK7-17-026). As such, it takes into account the legal amendments as a result of the entry into force of the Metering Point Operation Act (MsbG). The imposed regulations mainly enter into effect on 01/10/2017, together with the already made decisions on the interim model (BK6-16-200/ BK7-16-142).
As a result of the decision, system operators are obliged to publish the framework agreement for metering point operation on their website in the version adjusted to this decision.
To conclude the framework agreement for metering point operation, we kindly ask you to to use our letter of acceptance. Enter your address and market partner ID.
Documents (for download) on this page: