The contribution is currently 1,150 Euro per voting right (as of May 2020)
The number of voting rights depends on the weighted circuit length for the network of German grid operators. The grid operator receives one voting right per 2,500 km of weighted circuit length or part thereof. This does not affect international grid operators.
The following weighting factors apply:
- Low voltage (< 6 kV) factor 1
- Medium voltage (≥ 6 kV and ≤ 60 kV) factor 1.6
- High voltage (> 60 kV to < 220 kV) factor 5
- Maximum voltage (> 220 kV) factor 8
The VDE FNN contribution is independent of VDE membership fees and any other VDE contributions.
Contribution Calculation Tool for Network Operators (XLS) (in German)
Grid service companies do not pay any circuit length-dependent fees if their services are related to a grid operator who is also a member of FNN Supporters Circle.
Grid operators or grid service companies that voluntarily pay a higher annual fee receive additional voting rights.
The annual fee for non-electricity grid operators is based on acquired voting rights.
A member can acquire a maximum of 10 percent of the voting rights.