The union for self-consumption of Energy

The current geopolitical and environmental energy strategy requires a transition from fossil and nuclear energy to the use of renewable energies. This politically promoted transition takes place through extensive regulations as well as through far-reaching planning and steering measures. In addition to subsidies, self-consumption regulations (Art. 16 EnG) play a key role.
This paper examines possibilities and limits of associations for self-consumption (ZEV). Self-consumption is defined as both the simultaneous consumption of self-produced electricity at the place of production by prosumers (Art. 16 EnG) and the transfer of consumption by the ZEV (Art. 17 EnG). A ZEV comes about through the association of neighboring landowners for joint self-consumption and through the participation of end consumers who have a rental or lease relationship with them. The policy objective is the expansion of new renewable energies for the purpose of an environmentally friendly power supply.