Development of the investment framework in the area of commercial CHP self-generation plants and perspectives for support schemes (Entwicklung des Investitionsumfelds im Bereich gewerblicher KWK-Eigenerzeugungsanlagen und Perspektiven für Förderstrategien)

Thanks to its high efficiency, combined heat and power (CHP) can make an important contribution to achieving Germany’s climate protection goals. The national support regulations in the CHP Act (KWKG) and the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) are subject to the requirements of European state aid law, according to which a concrete need for support must be proven in each case. The aim of this project is to investigate reliable information on the expansion status and economic viability of CHP for various plant concepts. The results should provide a basis for the future design of support schemes. The Stiftung Umweltenergierecht contributes to this project by preparing analyses of current discussion topics in the area of EU state aid law. For this purpose, the developments at the European level regarding the revision of the Guidelines on State aid for Environmental Protection and Energy (EEAG) and their effects on the national framework conditions for CHP are to be evaluated.

Duration: 7 December 2018 – 30 June 2021

Funded by: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Project partners: Prognos AG, Öko-Institut e.V., BHKW-Consult

Project management

Dr. Markus Kahles (Projektleitung)
Tel: +49-931-79 40 77-16