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Energy Industry Act (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz)

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 21 June 2022

A framework policy to enhance competition, security of supply and sustainable energy production, Germanys Energy Industry Act requires electricity labelling according to type of energy source. Furthermore, this Act stipulates supplementary provisions for the access of electricity from renewable sources to the grid as well as the construction of intelligent grids including electricity storage. In 2012 the law was amended to speed up the expansion of offshore wind farms. The major focus is on a system change towards a consistent and efficient offshore grid expansion by introducing a binding offshore grid development plan. This will improve coordination of grid connections and offshore wind farms. In addition, a compensation regulation for the construction and operation of grid connections to offshore wind farms was introduced. 

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