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Approval of the start of the operation of an energy supply network in accordance with the Energy Industry Act

The commencement of the operation of an energy supply network requires a permit in accordance with § 4 (1) of the Energy Industry Act (EnWG) by the competent authority under state law.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection.

This procedure can also be handled through a "point of single contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by the municipalities and the state for service providers.

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Requirements

By applying for the start of operation of the energy supply network, the applicant must demonstrate that he has the human, technical and economic capacity and reliability to ensure the long-term operation of the grid in accordance with the provisions of the EnWG.

Which documents are required?

By applying for the start of operation of the energy supply network, the applicant must demonstrate that he has the human, technical and economic capacity and reliability to ensure the long-term operation of the grid in accordance with the provisions of the EnWG.

What are the fees?

The amount of the fees is - in accordance with Annex 1 to § 1 paragraph 1 General Fee Schedule of the State of Lower Saxony No. 27.1.1. - depending on the time required.

However, a minimum of EUR 500.00 and a maximum of EUR 5,000 will be charged.

General Rules relating to Fees (AllGO)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Authorisation for network operation must be obtained prior to commencement. Paragraph 4(1)(2) of the EnWG provides for a decision by the competent authority within 6 months of the existence of complete application documents. Accordingly, the application must be submitted in good time.

Processing duration

The competent authority shall take a decision within 6 months of the availability of complete application documents.

§ 4 Para. 1 sentence 2 Energy Industry Act (EnWG)

Appeal

Action before the competent administrative court

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate Protection

competent Bodies

Einheitlicher Ansprechpartner des Landes Niedersachsen

Address: Friedrichswall 1 , 30159 Hannover

Telephone: 0800 818-8100
Fax: 0511 120-5774
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Address: Ordeniederung 1, 49716 Meppen

Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
Address: Archivstraße 2, 30169 Hannover

Telephone: 0511 120-3423
Fax: 0511 120-3399
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.