We have compiled the most important laws on energy with a brief explanation and further information in order to deal with them as needed.
Energiewirtschaftsgesetz (EnWG) - Energy Industry Act
The EnWG contains regulations for the supply of the public with electricity and gas. Above all, the energy supply should be low-priced, consumer-friendly, efficient and environmentally friendly. The EnWG regulates the competition in terms of energy supply and provides the framework for this.
Energieeinsparverordnung (EnEV) - Energy Saving Ordinance
In this ordinance are energetic requirements for heated and / or fixed air-conditioned building. It contains regulations for new buildings and modernization of buildings. The goal of the ordinance is to reduce the energy consumption of buildings and thereby achieve the specified climate protection goals.
Energiedienstleistungsgesetz (EDL-G) -Energy Services Act
The Energy Services Act regulates which companies have to carry out energy audits according to DIN EN 16247-1, which steps an energy audit includes and who may perform energy audits.
Messstellenbetriebsgesetz (MsbG) - Meter Operation Act
The measuring system operating act regulates the equipment with intelligent meter systems, technical requirements for these measuring systems and data communication in intelligent energy networks.
Law on the Digitization of the “Energiewende”
With the Act on the Digitization of the „Energiewende“ (translated: energy revolution), the installation and operation of intelligent measuring systems, so-called Smart-Meters, has been decided. It specifies technical guidelines and binding protection profiles. Data protection and data security are also codified with regard to the use of Smart-Meters.
Kraft-Wärme-Kopplungsgesetz (KWKG) - Combined Heat and Power Act
The KWKG enacted to increase the net electricity generation from combined heat and power plants to 110 terawatt hours by 2020 and to 120 terawatt hours by 2025. It also regulates the decrease of the generated electricity and the payment of different surcharges.