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EEG 2021 draft – September 2020

By September 29, 2020February 7th, 2021German Res PU, Renewable Energy, Germany, Reports, Research Notes

The German government passed the first draft of the new EEG 2021 on September 23 2020; a revision that has been eagerly awaited for months by developers, investors, utilities and the public. With this Policy Briefing on the EEG 2021, we summarize the most important regulatory changes and open issues for you.

Key regulatory changes include:

  • Net zero emissions until 2050 as binding target
  • New target renewable capacities for 2030 and biannual capacity targets for solar PV and onshore wind
  • Increased renewable auction volumes for all technologies
  • New rules for end-of-subsidy assets, especially relevant for small-scale plants
  • Change of the 6-hour-rule for negative price periods into a 1-hour-rule for new assets
  • Financial participation by communes of 0.2 ct/kWh for onshore wind

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