Factsheet: Flexibility premium

Flexibility premium

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Flexibility premium (EEG 2012, § 33i ; EEG 2014, § 52)
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Flexibilitätsprämie (EEG 2012, § 33i ; EEG 2014 § 52)
Description: 
The operators of biogas plants who sell their electricity directly, i.e. sell them to third parties by supply agreements or at the stock market, may claim a flexibility premium for providing additional installed capacity for on-demand use. For a plant operator to be eligible for the flexibility premium, he shall provide additional installed capacity that may only be used on demand rather than on a regular basis. This premium may be received on top of and separately from the 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
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2014