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Energy supply: operation of energy supply companies - Approval
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Energy supply companies that supply household customers with electricity or gas must immediately notify the commencement and termination of activity as well as changes in their company.
The regulatory authority may prohibit the exercise of the activity, in whole or in part, at any time if the human, technical or economic capacity or reliability is not guaranteed.
Who should I contact?
To the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways (BNetzA).
Which documents are required?
- notification of the commencement of activity,
- Proof of the personnel, technical and economic performance of the company,
- Proof of the reliability of the management.
Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.
What are the fees?
The regulatory authority shall regularly publish the list of notified undertakings on its website free of charge.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The notification must be made immediately with the intended exercise of the activity.
The missing, incorrect, incomplete or un timely notification constitutes an administrative offence in accordance with § 95 para. 1 no. 2 of the Energy Industry Act, which can be punished with a fine of up to 100,000 euros.
§ 5 Act on electricity and gas supply (Energy Industry Act - EnWG).
Applications / forms
Advertisement forms can be found on the BNetzA website.
What else should I know?
The notification obligation only applies to energy supply companies that supply household customers with electricity or gas. According to § 3 No. 22 EnWG, household customers are final consumers who buy the energy for their own consumption in the private household without a quantity limit. However, final consumers are also customers who are active in the professional, agricultural or commercial sector and whose annual consumption does not exceed 10,000 kWh.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.