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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

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

Description

Energy supply companies that supply household customers with electricity and gas must immediately notify the commencement and termination of their activities as well as any changes to their company name.

The regulatory authority 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.

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

  • personnel,
  • technical and
  • economic capacity and the reliability of the
  • reliability of the management

must be demonstrated.

The supplier notification or the publication of the notified companies does not constitute "approval" and no fees are charged for this.

Missing, incorrect, incomplete or untimely notification constitutes an administrative offense pursuant to Section 95 (1) No. 2 of the German Electricity and Gas Supply Act (Energiewirtschaftsgesetz - EnWG), which can be punished with a fine of up to EUR 100,000.

The Federal Network Agency can prohibit the exercise of the activity in whole or in part at any time if the personnel, technical or economic capacity or reliability is not guaranteed. The prohibition is subject to a fee in accordance with Section 91 (1) No. 1 EnWG. Fees for the prohibition pursuant to Section 5 EnWG are charged in accordance with the Ordinance on Fees and Expenses for Official Acts of the Federal Network Agency under the Energy Industry Act (EnWGKostV) in the Annex to Section 2, No. 1 in the amount of EUR 800.00 to EUR 10,000.00.

The period begins immediately with the performance of the activity

Responsibility lies with the Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway as the regulatory authority.

The obligation to notify only applies to energy supply companies that supply household customers with energy; these are in accordance with Section 3 No. 22 EnWG:

  • household customers 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 Federal Network Agency publishes overviews of the companies notified on its website on an ongoing basis.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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