Short analysis of the increase of the German EEG surcharge for 2013

On 15 October 2012 the transmission network operators in Germany published the new EEG surcharge for the promotion of renewable energies which household customers will find on their electricity bill in 2013: it amounts to approx. 5.3 ct/kWh. In 2012 the surcharge stood at 3.6 ct/kWh. Oeko-Institut explains the key factors for the increase in a short analysis. Less than half the increase is caused by the additional expansion of renewable energies in 2013.

This analysis is available in both German and English.