Concession fee: conversion from tariff to special contract customer

The concession fees for electricity and gas are regulated by the Concession Fees Ordinance (KAV). There are statutory price caps for the concession fee. Depending on the size of the community, it is 1.32 to 2.39 ct/kWh. The larger the municipality, the higher the concession fee is usually.

Network users can be classified as special contract customers. This classification is independent of the size of the community. In many cases, customers are classified as special contract customers, but are treated as tariff customers. Special contract customers only pay a concession fee of 0.11 ct/kWh. This classification can therefore achieve savings of up to 95%.

Consumers with:

Note: This can be done with the Conversion of SLP to rLM measurement can be combined.

Comparison of concession fees:

Version Number of inhabitants Amount in cents per kWh
Tariff customers to 25,000 1.32
to 100,000 1.59
to 500,000 1.99
over 500.00 2.39
Off-peak tariffs 0.61
Special contract customers 0.11
Potential / Example
Potential / Example

Acteno switches the measurement from SLP to rLM, which also determines the maximum performance. The customer has a maximum load of 32 kW in two months of the year.

Initial situation

Customers with an annual consumption of 80,000 kWh in a large city with >500,000 inhabitants are still classified as tariff customers via their SLP measurement.


Acteno installs a performance measurement and thereby determines the maximum performance. The billing will be changed from tariff customers to special contract customers in coordination with the network operator.

Calculation so far

Concession fee as a tariff customer: 2.39 cents / kWh

80,000 kWh x 0.0239 euros per kWh = 1,912 euros
New calculation

Concession fee as a special contract customer: 0.11 cents / kWh

80,000 kWh x 0.0011 euros per kWh = 88 euros

1,912 euros – 88 euros = 1,824 euros p.a.

Our services for You
Our services for You

Together with our partners, we provide an analysis & Evaluate your network usage costs at all locations and take care of all processes with the network operator.

In combination with our smart metering, you also have access to your energy data at any time and can also compare how your network load behaves within and outside the peak load time window.

  1. Analysis and comparison of today’s network usage costs
  2. Installation of acteno smart metering nationwide
  3. Coordination and communication to change billing with the respective network operator
  4. Reporting to control energy billing
  5. Invoice control together with partners
For whom ?
For whom ?

Customers who are now measured and billed according to SLP and have more than 40,000 kWh p.a. of grid consumption.

  • Commercial
  • Properties for general electricity consumption
  • Retail
  • Gastronomy
  • Agriculture
Legal basis & links
Legal basis & links

Ordinance on concession fees: Link

Agora Energiewende (2013): Reform of the concession fee law: Link