IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/zbw/hwwadp/348.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

Zur Wirkung des EEG auf den "Strompreis"

Author

Listed:
  • Bode, Sven
  • Groscurth, Helmuth-Michael

Abstract

Anlagen zur Stromproduktion aus erneuerbaren Energien setzen sich zurzeit am Markt nicht durch, weil die Stromgestehungskosten höher sind als jene von konventionellen (thermischen) Kraftwerken. Da mit dieser Produktionsform aber verschiedene positive Eigenschaften verbunden sind, werden derartige Anlagen in Deutschland seit längerem staatlich gefördert, zurzeit über das Erneuerbare-Energie-Gesetz (EEG). Die Kosten dieser Förderung werden auf die Letztverbraucher von Strom umgelegt. Durch diese sog. EEG-Umlage steigen die Strombezugskosten der Unternehmen und ihre Wettbewerbsfähigkeit sinkt. Deshalb haben stromintensive Unternehmen regelmäßig gegen die Umlage protestiert und schließlich erwirkt, daß sie nur eine verminderte Umlage zahlen müssen. In der politischen Diskussion ist die mögliche Wirkung des EEG auf den Großhandelsstrompreis bisher allerdings nicht berücksichtigt worden. Vor diesem Hintergrund analysieren wir die Wirkungen des EEG auf den Strompreis in einem vollkommenen Markt. Wir zeigen, daß durch die Förderung der Stromproduktion aus erneuerbaren Energien der Großhandelspreis von Strom sinkt. In der Folge können - in Abhängigkeit der EEGStrommenge, der EEG-Umlage sowie der Modellannahmen - auch die Strombezugskosten der besonders stromintensiven Unternehmen, die unter die Härtefallregelung nach § 16 EEG fallen, sinken.

Suggested Citation

  • Bode, Sven & Groscurth, Helmuth-Michael, 2006. "Zur Wirkung des EEG auf den "Strompreis"," HWWA Discussion Papers 348, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWA).
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:hwwadp:348
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://www.econstor.eu/bitstream/10419/19377/1/348.pdf
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Madlener, Reinhard & Neustadt, Ilja & Zweifel, Peter, 2008. "Promoting Renewable Electricity Generation in Imperfect Markets: Price vs. Quantity Policies," FCN Working Papers 1/2008, E.ON Energy Research Center, Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior (FCN), revised Nov 2011.
    2. Christoph Weber & Oliver Woll, 2007. "Merit-Order-Effekte Von Erneuerbaren Energien - Zu Schoen Um Wahr Zu Sein?," EWL Working Papers 0701, University of Duisburg-Essen, Chair for Management Science and Energy Economics, revised Sep 2007.
    3. Vögele, Stefan & Rübbelke, Dirk, 2013. "Decisions on investments in photovoltaics and carbon capture and storage: A comparison between two different greenhouse gas control strategies," Energy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 385-392.
    4. Ketterer, Janina C., 2014. "The impact of wind power generation on the electricity price in Germany," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 44(C), pages 270-280.
    5. Keles, Dogan & Genoese, Massimo & Möst, Dominik & Ortlieb, Sebastian & Fichtner, Wolf, 2013. "A combined modeling approach for wind power feed-in and electricity spot prices," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 59(C), pages 213-225.
    6. Sensfuß, Frank & Ragwitz, Mario & Genoese, Massimo, 2008. "The merit-order effect: A detailed analysis of the price effect of renewable electricity generation on spot market prices in Germany," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(8), pages 3076-3084, August.
    7. de Menezes, Lilian M. & Houllier, Melanie A., 2015. "Germany's nuclear power plant closures and the integration of electricity markets in Europe," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 85(C), pages 357-368.
    8. Dillig, Marius & Jung, Manuel & Karl, Jürgen, 2016. "The impact of renewables on electricity prices in Germany – An estimation based on historic spot prices in the years 2011–2013," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 57(C), pages 7-15.
    9. Traber, Thure & Kemfert, Claudia, 2011. "Gone with the wind? -- Electricity market prices and incentives to invest in thermal power plants under increasing wind energy supply," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 33(2), pages 249-256, March.
    10. Würzburg, Klaas & Labandeira, Xavier & Linares, Pedro, 2013. "Renewable generation and electricity prices: Taking stock and new evidence for Germany and Austria," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 40(S1), pages 159-171.
    11. Wissen, Ralf & Nicolosi, Marco, 2007. "Anmerkungen zur aktuellen Diskussion zum Merit-Order Effekt der erneuerbaren Energien," EWI Working Papers 2007-3, Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universitaet zu Koeln (EWI).
    12. Büsgen, Uwe & Dürrschmidt, Wolfhart, 2009. "The expansion of electricity generation from renewable energies in Germany: A review based on the Renewable Energy Sources Act Progress Report 2007 and the new German feed-in legislation," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(7), pages 2536-2545, July.
    13. Genoese, Massimo & Slednev, Viktor & Fichtner, Wolf, 2016. "Analysis of drivers affecting the use of market premium for renewables in Germany," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 97(C), pages 494-506.
    14. Sensfuß, Frank & Ragwitz, Mario & Genoese, Massimo, 2007. "The merit-order effect: a detailed analysis of the price effect of renewable electricity generation on spot market prices in Germany," Working Papers "Sustainability and Innovation" S7/2007, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).
    15. Fürsch, Michaela & Malischek, Raimund & Lindenberger, Dietmar, 2012. "Der Merit-Order-Effekt der erneuerbaren Energien - Analyse der kurzen und langen Frist," EWI Working Papers 2012-14, Energiewirtschaftliches Institut an der Universitaet zu Koeln (EWI).
    16. repec:eee:enepol:v:107:y:2017:i:c:p:323-336 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz; EEG-Umlage;

    JEL classification:

    • L94 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Electric Utilities
    • H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
    • Q41 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Energy - - - Demand and Supply; Prices
    • Q28 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation - - - Government Policy

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:zbw:hwwadp:348. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (ZBW - German National Library of Economics). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/hwwaade.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.