We offer comprehensive advice on energy law, energy industry law and in particular the law of renewable energy and co-generating. Energy law is an interdisciplinary matter, dealing with all legal questions regarding electricity, heat, gas, and mobility. These fields are governed by a high level of legal and official regulations, which are increasingly shaped by European influences such as power grid codes. Furthermore, such legal matter is characterised by numerous participants in the value-added chain. Among these are, in particular, energy producers, meter operators, net operators, energy traders, energy suppliers, energy exchanges as well as different end consumer groups.
Within the scope of the electricity supply and gas supply, various legal bases are to be found, which must be considered during a comprehensive consultation. Among such significant laws are, in particular, the German Energy Industry Act, the Renewable Energy Sources Act, the Act on Combined Heat and Power Generation, and the Meters Operation Act as well as the regulations passed on the basis thereof (e.g. the Electricity Network Fee Regulation or Electricity Network Access Regulation). Here, the energy law focuses on the aims of supply guarantee, the economical energy supply and sustainability and/or environmental compatibility.
The competition and the cost efficiency of the energy supply are decisively shaped by the German Energy Industry Act. Hereby, decentralised energy concepts play by exception an essential role in customer installations for a company’s self-supply and self-contained distribution systems. The competition for the public supply net is guaranteed by the concession assignment that is carried out every 20 years by the local authorities and has been strongly influenced by jurisdiction.
The environmental sustainability of the energy supply is supported by the legislator, in particular through the regularly amended promotion laws Renewable Energy Sources Act and the Combines Heat and Power Act. Significant pillars of such support are the primary mains connection, the primary acceptance and distribution of the energy as well as the financial support whose costs are to be borne by the final consumers within the scope of a legal reallocation mechanism. In this area in particular, new technologies and concepts have been developed, which must be taken into account within the current statutory framework. Among these are, especially, the Integrated Energy, Power-To-X and energy storage.
- Project engineers and operators of heat generation plants, combined heat and power plants, energy storage and heat storage
Project engineers and operators of heat and cooling systems, customer plants, self-contained distribution networks, substations, meter operators, energy supply company
Power companies, energy traders, heat suppliers
Housing companies, contractors, industrial and commercial enterprises
Associations in the energy branch