Grid access and charges

Levy for interruptible loads pursuant to Section 18, Interruptible Loads Ordinance (AbLaV)

Interruptible loads, as defined in the Interruptible Loads Ordinance (AbLaV), are considered to be one or more plants that consume electrical energy (consumption units), where

  1. electricity is drawn from the general grid or from a closed distribution network with a voltage of at least 110 kV, and
  2. it is possible to reliably reduce the consumption at the consumption unit by a defined amount at the request of the TSOs (interruptible capacity).

Suppliers of interruptible capacity from interruptible loads shall receive remuneration for providing interruptible capacity during the agreed period (demand charge), and also for each request for interruptible capacity (kilowatt hour rate).

This ordinance obliges TSOs to equalise their payments and expenditures by way of a financial settlement. The financial burden is equalised in accordance with the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG). For this purpose, the maximum levy rates for certain end consumer groups ( privilege) are not applicable.

Important note

The Interruptible Loads Ordinance (AbLaV) expired on July 1, 2022 in accordance with Section 20 (2) AbLaV. In 2023, the levy for interruptible loads will no longer be charged.

Levy per end consumer

0,003 ct/kWh

0,009 ct/kWh

0,007 ct/kWh

0.005 ct/kWh

0,011 ct/kWh

0,006 ct/kWh

For the year 2016 no charges were levied and published, as at the time of publication of the levy in October 2015 a valid regulation was not available.

0,006 ct/kWh

0,009 ct/kWh