welcome to Clearingstelle EEG!
“EEG” stands for “Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz” or The Renewable Energy Sources Act. This act increases the use of Renewable Energies by establishing the core elements of a feed-in system:
For further information please visit the website on renewable energies of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature and Nuclear Safety.
The Clearingstelle has nothing to do with a clearing house as known in financial services. Rather, section 57 of the Renewable Energy Sources Act defines the purpose of the Clearingstelle as a facilitator, helping “to settle any disputes and issues of application arising under this act”.
The ordinary courts usually settle disputes through litigation that is often costly and time consuming. However, the Clearingstelle offers alternative dispute resolution options that may prove more efficient and cost-effective to settle disputes. Such options include mediation, joint dispute resolution, and arbitration. Thereby, opposing parties can avoid costly litigation and tedious, lengthy court action, but yet achieve a feasible and mutually acceptable solution.
Furthermore, the Clearingstelle provides general advice on how to apply the provisions of the Renewable Energy Sources Act. This outreach helps to avoid problems before they occur. Thus, in particular plant and grid operators may benefit from our services by avoiding disputes.
Support from the energy industry including both plant and grid operators is often important. Consequently, their associations may also take part in proceedings of the Clearingstelle.
The Clearingstelle is commissioned and exclusively funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature and Nuclear Safety. The staff of the Clearingstelle consists of an interdisciplinary team of lawyers and engineers with expertise in the field of renewable energies as well as office and IT staff. Our office is located in central Berlin, close to Gendarmenmarkt, in Charlottenstrasse 65.
Please notice that our service is only for grid operators and operators running plants in Germany.
If you need further information, please feel free to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a letter to our postal address: