Optimization of the Renewable Energy Sources Act

As part of the EEG Progress Report, IKEM participated in the evaluation and optimization of the Renewable Energy Sources Act.


The Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) is the central law for the promotion of renewable energies and creates the framework conditions for its future expansion. In order to determine the effectiveness of the law, regular evaluations are required. These include evaluations of the effects of the EEG on the expansion of the various renewable energy sources.

In the 2012-2015 reporting period, IKEM evaluated the effectiveness of the regulations contained in the EEG 2012. The project was referring primarily to energy-economic issues that arise in connection with the integration of renewable energy in the feed-in tariff and EEG’s transparency. This includes the establishment of a register for renewable energy plants. In addition, the project dealt with specific legal questions concerning EEG’s legal and regulatory proceedings as well as constitutional and European legal implications. This also included an in-depth study of the EEG clearinghouse.


Dr Simon Schäfer-StradowskyQuelle: IKEM/Jule Halsinger

Rechtliche und instrumentelle Weiterentwicklung des EEG (Vorhaben III des EEG-Erfahrungsberichts)

Principal: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action

Project partner: Becker Büttner Held , Fraunhofer-Institut für System- und Innovationsforschung , Öko-Institut

Duration: 05/2012–12/2015