We would like to keep you informed about the latest developments regarding instant relief (Soforthilfe) and gas price brake (Gaspreisbremse). If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your Key Account Manager.
The Federal Government has decided to provide emergency aid for natural gas and heating customers. This means that the federal government will cover the cost of the December instalment (Dezember-Abschlag) for gas and heating. This is a significant relief for gas and district heating customers to bridge the period until the gas price brake (Gaspreisbremse) comes into force. The winter assistance under the Natural Gas and Heat Emergency Assistance Act (Erdgas-Wärme-Soforthilfegesetz, in short “EWSG“) provides for a one-off payment from federal funds to be made directly to the suppliers for all gas and heat customers in December. As a result, customers will not have to pay any instalments in December 2022.
The detailed implementation of the gas price cap has not yet been finalised. There is no need for you to take action at this stage.
We will keep you updated on further information on this page. In the meantime, please check the German authorities’ website (Website der Deutschen Bundesregierung) for the latest information.
To ease the burden on households and industry caused by the sharp rise in energy prices, the Federal Government of Germany has decided to introduce a price brake for natural gas at the end of 2022. The associated reliefs are financed from federal funds.
The gas price brake works in the following way:
In general, a distinction is made between household customers and smaller industrial customers according to § 3 (please note the information provided in the annex) and larger industrial customers according to § 6 of EWPG.
The following provision applies according to §3 EWPG:
The following provision applies according to §6 EWPG:
In any case:
We would like to point out that our customers must inform us in accordance with § 3 (5) EWPBG if they are not eligible, e.g., due to sanctions. Special regulations also apply to hospitals and CHP plants, for example.
We would also like to inform you that the EWPBG sets limits for relief amounts (Höchstgrenzen). If you, as a customer, wish to make a claim that exceeds these limits, you should send us a self-declaration in accordance with § 22 EWPBG by 31 March 2023 at the latest.
Please make sure you are fully informed about the provisions and reporting requirements of the EWPBG. The Act can be found at the following link: www.bundesgesetzblatt.de. Further publications, e.g., on the website of the Ministry BMWK or in the trade press, are certainly of help.
The EWPBG will remain in force until the end of 2023 but can be extended by the Federal Government for a further period of four months until 30 April 2024. The agreed contract price for the delivery period applies again to all energy consumption after the end of the gas price brake.
OMV GAS explicitly points out the cost-minimizing benefits of energy savings.
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