Public energy law / Special regulations

Reference Projects Public Energy Law

(As of January 2018)

Special Rules for energy-intensive industries, especially the German Renewable Energies Act (EEG)
As another focus in the field of public energy law we offer our clients comprehensive legal advice on issues concerning the self supply of energy under Section 37 Renewable Energies Act (EEG) 2012 and under Section 61 EEG 2014 as well as the special compensation scheme under Section 40 et seq. EEG 2012 and Section 63 et seq. EEG 2014, the grid fee exemption under Section 19 (2) of the German Electricity Network Charges Ordinance (StromNEV), as well as energy tax law

  • Legal advice on advocating a request for approval in the field of the special compensation scheme under EEG 2017 (2017), especially on the definition of “interconnector”, on behalf of a printing plant, Northern Germany
  • Legal advice on advocating a request for approval in the field of the special compensation scheme under EEG 2014 (since 2016), on behalf of a paper mill, Southern Germany
  • Legal representation in a law suit before the Fiscal Court against the rejection of an application for electricity tax exemption (since 2015), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Western Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the transformation or the founding of companies with regard to the application for the special compensation scheme under EEG 2014 (2015/2016), on behalf of a large manufacturer of construction materials, Northern Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the special compensation scheme under EEG 2014 in case of insolvency (2015/2016), on behalf of a paper mill, Western Germany
  • Legal advice with regard to the rejection of a tax capping under the electricity taxregime (2015), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Western Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the special compensation scheme under EEG 2014 and other specific provisions applicable to energy intensive companies (2015), on behalf of a plastics recycling company, Northern Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the grid connection and remuneration according to the basic supplying tariff (2015), on behalf of a large waste disposal company, Eastern Germany
  • Legal representation in administrative opposition proceedings against the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control with regard to a partial withdrawal of a decision to limit the renewables surcharge (so called "EEG-surcharge") under Section 40 et seq. EEG 2012 for 2013 and 2014 after the decision of the EU-Commission of 25 November 2014 in an in-depth inquiry under EU state aid rules with regard to the EEG 2012 (since 2014), various companies, Eastern and Western Germany
  • Legal advice and legal representation in legal proceedings before the administrative court of 1st and 2nd instance on the new special compensation scheme under Section 63 et seq. EEG 2014 (since 2014), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Western Germany
  • Legal representation in administrative opposition proceedings against the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control with regard to government aid for the modernisation of refrigerating plants (2014/2016), on behalf of a major food maker, Western Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the legal treatment of the use of furnace gas with regard to the new provisions on self-supply with electricity under Section 61 et seq. EEG 2012 (2014/2015), on behalf of a large steel manufacturer, Western Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the transmission of electricity to third companies on the company premises under the measures to reduce the tax burden on energy intensive companies (EEG, network charge etc) (2014), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Northern Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning self-supply with electricity under EEG (2014), on behalf of a large housing association, Northern Germany
  • Legal opinion on questions concerning the setting up of a charging infrastructure for electromobility (2014), on behalf of a distribution grid operator, Northern Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the self supply of energy under Section 61 EEG 2014 and the new special compensation scheme under Section 63 et seq. EEG 2014 (2014), on behalf of a major manufacturer of construction materials, Southern Germany
  • Legal advice on questions concerning the legal treatment of transmission of electricity with regard to the EEG-surcharge (2014), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Northern Germany
  • Legal opinion on the in-depth inquiry under EU state aid rules, opened by the European Commission on 18 December 2013 regarding the support for energy-intensive companies benefitting from a reduced renewables surcharge (the so called “EEG-surcharge”) as part of the special compensation scheme under Section 40 et seq. EEG 2012 (2014), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Western Germany
  • Legal advice on the right of continuance in the event of the abolition of the financial advantage for electrical energy produced in own power stations under the EEG (2014), on behalf of a major manufacturer of construction materials, Southern Germany
  • Legal representation in legal proceedings in connection with a lawsuit challenging the rejection of an application under the special compensation scheme in accordance with Section 40 et seq. EEG 2012 (since 2013), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Western Germany
  • Legal advice related to in-depth inquiry under EU state aid rules, opened by the European Commission on 18 December 2013 regarding the support for energy-intensive companies benefitting from a reduced renewables surcharge (the so called “EEG-surcharge”) as part of the special compensation scheme under Section 40 et seq. EEG 2012 (2013/2014), on behalf of a large construction materials manufacturer, Southern Germany
  • Legal opinion on the status as an operator under the EEG in light of planned own generation at a wind farm project (2013/2014), on behalf of a large cement manufacturer, Northern Germany
  • Legal opinion on the redirection of electricity under the special compensation scheme in accordance with Section 40 et seq. EEG 2012 (2013/2014), on behalf of a paper mill, Western Germany
  • Legal advice related to an application to limit the EEG levy as part of the special compensation scheme under Section 40 et seq. EEG 2012 (2013), on behalf of a large construction materials manufacturer, Southern Germany
  • Preparation of a legal opinion on the effects of the ruling from the Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court of 6 March 2013 and the resolution adopted by the European Commission to initiate state aid verification proceedings dated 6 March 2013 related to the grid fee exemption under Section 19 (2) of the German Electricity Network Charges Ordinance (StromNEV) (2013), on behalf of a large non-ferrous metal manufacturer, Western Germany
  • Legal opinion on the issue of whether a recycling enterprise is a manufacturing company under the Germany Electricity Tax Act (StromStG) (2013), on behalf of a recycling enterprise, Northern Germany
  • Legal opinion on the connection of a co-generation power plant via remote control technology under the EEG (2013), on behalf of a large construction materials manufacturer, Southern Germany