Charges, levies and taxes on battery storage: Well-known barriers and current developments
Battery Storage Systems are in the current center of attention as they serve in many applications, e.g. by providing control energy (large-scale), by optimizing load scenarios in the commercial sector (medium-scale), but also and especially in residential areas (small-scale). The decisive obstacle for many business models is that the regulatory framework is clearly lagging behind this big innovation potential. The presentation gives an overview of the legal framework and barriers for batteries at a glance: EEG-surcharge, grid fee, taxes and further grid induced charges.
Dr. Florian Valentin deals with energy law and the law of renewable energies since 2006 and co-founded the law firm „von Bredow Valentin Herz" in 2012. Dr. Valentin advises on all issues related to renewable energies and energy storage, with a focus on the construction and operation of wind turbines, biogas and PV plants as well as the design and review of all project contracts. Since 2017, he is the speaker of the working group 5 (Legal affairs) inside the Federal Association of Energy Storage (BVES).