Act on the Retention, Modernisation and Extension of Combined Heat and Power Generation
(CHP Act of 19 March 2002, ammended on 25 October 2008)
On 1 April 2002, the Act on the Retention, Modernisation and Extension of Combined Heat and Power Generation (KWK-G) came into force and replaces the CHP Act of 12 May 2000. On 25 October 2008 the CHP act was amended anew.
Pursuant to the CHP Act, the CHP share of the electricity volume produced (CHP electricity) is promoted that is fed into grids of all voltage levels for general supply. The system operator who is obliged to take in the electricity pays an extra charge, which is dependent on the plant type, as well as a compensation for the CHP electricity fed into its. Additionaly the CHP Act regulates the promotion of building of heating grids.
The Federal Association of the German Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e. V. / BDEW) published a procedural description to establish a standard national procedure for handling and implementing the act, including official material.You will find current figures on the development of the CHP Act quantities on the website of the Federal Association of the German Energy and Water Industries (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft e. V., BDEW).
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