Factsheet: Market premium

Market premium

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Market Premium (EEG, § 33g)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Marktprämie (EEG, § 33g)
Description: 
Instead of receiving the feed-in tariff for electricity from renewable sources, a plant operator may choose to sell his electricity directly, i.e. to a third party by a supply agreement or at the stock market, and claim the so-called market premium from the grid operator. The amount of the market premium shall be calculated each month. In general, plant operators are free to choose between the feed-in tariff and the market premium for direct selling. Biogas plants with an installed capacity of more than 750kW put into operation after 31 December 2013 will not be eligible for a feed-in tariff, but they are eligible for a market premium.
Goal/Aim: 
Increase the share of renewable energy in electricity production.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (BMU))

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2012