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Energy supply: View supply of household customers by energy supply companies


Energy supply companies that supply household customers with electricity and gas must immediately notify the start 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.

The responsibility lies with the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways as a regulatory authority.

With the notification of the commencement of the activity, the existence of the

  • Personnel
  • technical and
  • economic performance as well as the
  • Reliability of the management

to explain.

The supplier advertisement or the publication of the displayed companies do not constitute an "approval", there are no fees for this.

The missing, incorrect, incomplete or late notification constitutes an administrative offence pursuant to § 95 para. 1 no. 2 of the Act on electricity and gas supply (Energy Industry Act – EnWG), which can be punished with a fine of up to 100,000 euros.

The Federal Network Agency may prohibit the exercise of the activity in whole or in part at any time if the personnel, technical or economic performance or reliability is not guaranteed. The prohibition is subject to a fee according to § 91 (1) No. 1 EnWG. Fees for the prohibition according to § 5 EnWG are charged according to the Ordinance on fees and expenses for official acts of the Federal Network Agency according to the Energy Industry Act (EnWGKostV) of the annex to § 2, No. 1 in the amount of 800.00 euros to 10,000.00 euros.

The period begins immediately with the exercise of the activity

The obligation to notify only applies to energy supply companies that supply household customers with energy; according to § 3 No. 22 EnWG, these are:

  • Customers in the household regardless of their annual consumption and
  • Customers who are active in the professional, agricultural or commercial sector and who do not exceed an annual consumption of up to 10,000 kWh.

The overviews of the displayed companies are published by the Federal Network Agency on an ongoing basis on its website.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Ministry of Science and Economy

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