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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    The Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)and Clearingstelle EEG

    Dr. iur. Martin Winkler Member of the Panel of Clearingstelle EEG

    October 21, 2011

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Contents

    1 Introduction Into EEG 2009Priority ObligationsFeed-In TariffsEqualisation Scheme

    2 Clearingstelle EEGBackgroundProcedures (ADR optinons) of Clearingstelle EEGFurther Information

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Scope Of Application

    installations generating electricity from renewable energysources and from mine gas within the territory of theFederal Republic of Germany, including its exclusiveeconomic zone (incl. wind power plants offshore)irrespective of origin of renewable energy sources electricity generation in Germany

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Core Elements (1)

    obligation of grid operators toconnect RE installations to their grids with prioritypurchase, transmit and distribute RE electricity withprioritypay for such electricity fixed feed-in-tariffs

    incentives for and various means of direct selling of REby plant operators (intensified by EEG 2012 marketbonus)nationwide equalisation scheme (cost-sharingarrangement) for electricity and payments (EEG withOrdinance on the Further Development of the NationwideEqualisation Scheme)

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Core Elements (2)

    basically no implementation by public administration orregulator no public-permission-for-payment-procedureplant operators entitled by the law (legal obligation)disputes settled by civil courts (Landgericht,Oberlandesgericht, Bundesgerichtshof) or ClearingstelleEEGexceptions (i.a.):

    implementation of sustainability criteria for energetic useof biomass (Directive 2009/28/EC) by Federal Office forAgriculture and Food (BLE)registration of new PV-installations (Federal NetworkAgency, BNetzA)special equalisation scheme for electricity-intensiveenterprises and rail operators (Federal Office ofEconomics and Export Control, BAFA)

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Priority Obligations

    security of investment by obligation of access to the gridwith priorityNB(1): no access with priority, if neccessary to optimise,boost or expand the grid system and if this iseconomically unreasonableNB(2): no feeding-in, not transmission but exceptionalright of grid system operators to take technical controlover installations connected to their grid system, in caseof grid overload (feed-in management)

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Feed-In Tariffs

    security of investment by guaranteed minimum feed-intariffstariffs vary in relation to energy source, technology or localsurrounding and year of commissioning (degression)for tariffs and sample degression rates pursuant to EEG asof August 11, 2010 in english seehttp://www.erneuerbare-energien.de/inhalt/42033/42934/

    NB: further amendments for PV meanwhile; newprovisions with EEG 2012 from January 1, 2012tariffs paid for 20 years plus year of commissioning (asremaining)

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    http://www.erneuerbare-energien.de/inhalt/42033/42934/http://www.erneuerbare-energien.de/inhalt/42033/42934/

  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Equalisation Scheme (1)

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Equalisation Scheme (2)

    equalisation grid operator TSOequalisation TSO TSORE electricity sold by TSOs at EEXequalisation of spread between EEX proceeds andpayments to grid operators by equal shares of utilitiesutilities pass on their share to consumer

    2011: 3.53 ct/kWh2012: 3.592 ct/kWh

    limitation of cost-sharing to 0.05 ct/kWh forelectricity-intensive enterprises and rail operators

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Reasons for Clearingstelle EEG

    need of RE actors forquick, competent, neutral and unbiased clarification ofthe EEGADR options and bypassing of court action

    aim: security of investment, legal certaintymeans: The Federal Ministry for the Environment, NatureConservation and Nuclear Safety may establish a clearinghouse to settle any disputes and issues of applicationarising under this Act.(sec 57 EEG 2009, EEG 2012 likewise)kick-off in Oct. 2007fully funded by BMU until end of 2012

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Staff

    5 legal experts as members of the panel of ClearingstelleEEG (including Chair)1 technical engineer as technical coordinator1 legal expert as legal coordinator1 engineer as scientific assistant6 office employees, 1 IT support

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Procedures of Clearingstelle EEG

    options for individual dispute settlementConciliation Action (Einigungsverfahren)Vote Action (Votumsverfahren)

    options for general clarification of the lawRecommendation Action (Empfehlungsverfahren)Indication Action (Hinweisverfahren)

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Conciliation Action (Einigungsverfahren)

    1+ Member mediates between partiesfully confidentialproceedings subject to the disposition of the partiesquick settlementended by agreement between partiestypical questions solved: metering arrangements; gridconnection

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Vote Action (Votumsverfahren)

    3 Members (+2 assessing members from lobbyassociations, if the case is of fundamental relevance)assessment of matters of fact and legal situationfindings published anonymised on homepage ofClearingstelle EEGexample: Is plant operator entitled to receive higher feefor BIPV (sec. 33 EEG2009) or just minimum fee forfree-range PV (sec. 32 EEG2009)?

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Recommendation Action (Empfehlungsverfahren)

    no parties, abstract issue of interest for most or all REsources3 Members + 2 assessing membersall accredited associations may issue a statementfindings published on HPexample: Legal outlines for finding the right gridconnection point (sec. 5 EEG 2009).

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  • TheRenewableEnergy

    Sources Act(EEG)and

    ClearingstelleEEG

    Dr. iur.MartinWinkler

    Member ofthe Panel ofClearingstelle

    EEG

    IntroductionPriorityTariffsEqualisation

    ClearingstelleEEGBackgroundProceduresFurtherInformation

    Indication Action (Hinweisverf