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Green light from Brussels for landlord-to-tenant electricity supply

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Germany’s funding programme for landlord-to-tenant electricity supply obtained approval under state aid rules from the European Commission. This means that funding can be granted under this programme which has already been approved by the Bundestag. The funding made available under the Landlord-to-Tenant Electricity Act, which entered into force on 25 July 2017, had been subject to approval by the European Commission. Landlords who run rooftop solar energy systems and supply the electricity generated to final consumers (particularly tenants) residing in the building or in close proximity of the building will be paid a premium for the electricity they supply. Any surplus electricity can be fed into the public grid or placed in temporary storage. The premium is calculated based on the level of the feed-in tariff set by government minus a deduction. This is to account for the fact that in addition to being paid the premium, landlords also receive revenues for feeding any surplus electricity into the public grid.