GÖRG advises the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on the inclusion of tender provisions in the Renewable Energy Sources Act


[Berlin, ] The 2014 Renewable Energy Sources Act provides that, at the latest by 2017, funding for energy from renewables should be determined on the basis of competitive tenders.

The Ministry specified key terms for the design of an auction procedure and published them on its homepage on 31 July 2015. The auction provisions will be introduced as part of an extensive revision of the Renewable Energy Sources Act leading up to the adoption of the 2016 Renewable Energy Sources Act. According to the timetable for the legislative process, the draft auction design will be prepared this autumn.

The key terms may be downloaded from here.

The Ministry has commissioned an expert consortium made up of Ecofys, the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Zentrum für Sonnenenergie- und Wasserstoff-Forschung Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB and BBG und Partner to develop a draft auction design. The terms take into account the recommendations submitted in the consortium’s interim report, which was published at the same time as the terms. The interim report analyses the market situation in respect of various renewables and puts forward proposals for the auction design.

The interim report may be viewed at here .

GÖRG’s Berlin energy-law team has, for some time now, acted in an advisory capacity to federal and state ministries and assisted them in developing the legislative basis for the general restructuring of the energy sector. In particular, the team has advised the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as well as the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety on the expanded use of renewable energy, the expansion of the grid and energy efficiency.

Advisors Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
Dr. Christoph Riese, partner, Berlin
Dr. Julian Asmus Nebel, associated partner, Berlin

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