Invoice explanation electricity

On this page, we have drafted a sample electricity-invoice which will help you to understand your own invoice better.

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1. Delivery address

This is the address where the energy or water is used.

2. Invoice number

Each bill contains an individual invoice number from us in accordance with legal requirements. This helps us to answer questions about your bill quickly and competently.

3. Contract account number

Under the contract account number, we will outline all of your payment transactions.

4. Billing period

For this time period, we will invoice the energy costs which are stated.

5. Energy costs for electricity

Net amount for the type of supply electricity.

6. Value added tax

Currently 19%.

7. Invoice amount

Amount for all services including value added tax.

8. Payments on account

Amount of payments on account made until now.

9. Budget billing amount

We calculate the new advanced payment according to your individual consumption patterns.

10. Payment date

For the payments on account, we will advise you of the payment date. The payments are charged on these dates from your account provided corresponding approval has been granted.

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11. Contracting parties

Name of contractual partner.

12. Contract number

Each supply (electricity, natural gas, water and district heating) has a unique number.

13. Invoice number

Each bill contains an individual invoice number from us in accordance with legal requirements. This helps us to answer questions about your bill quickly and competently.

14. Contract account number

Under the contract account number, we will outline all of your payment transactions.

15. Delivery address

This is the address where the energy or water is used.

16. Meter number

The meter number is a numerical character sequence which clearly identifies your measuring device.

17. Meter point reference number

A meter point reference number is an alphanumeric character sequence which clearly identifies a meter point or a place of delivery.

18. ILN of the network operator

ILN stands for „international location number“. It identifies the name of a company or plant as well as the address of the network operator on a global scale. It is assigned by the GS1 organisations in return for licence fees.

19. Meter reading in kWh

This meter reading corresponds to the final meter reading of your meter of the previous yearly meter reading or the meter reading when you moved in at the start of the contract.

20. Meter reading in kWh

This meter reading corresponds to the final meter reading of the meter at the time of the current yearly meter reading.

21. Type of meter reading

Each abbreviation specifies by whom and how the meter reading indicated was determined. In total there are 3 different abbreviations:

A = reading (by utility company)
K = customer, where you supply the company with a reading taken yourself
G = estimated reading

22. Difference in kWh

This gives you an overview about your current consumption in the meter reading period.

23. Amount in kWh

This is the total amount of electricity in kilowatt hours (kWh) which you have used in the billing period.

24. Billing period

Here, we show you the billing period.

25. Billing period

Here, we show you the billing period (in days).

26. Amount

This is the total amount of electricity in kilowatt hours (kWh) which you have used in the billing period.

27. Energy price

This is the price valid in the time period s which you pay for one kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity. The energy price is shown as a net price.

28. Amount

The individual sub-totals are calculated from the amount of electricity used in kilowatt hours (kWh) multiplied by the valid net energy prices.

29. Basic price

Similar to the time delimitation of your electricity consumption, the basic price (if necessary) is also proportionally delimited to the respective time periods.

30. Basic price

This price contains the costs for procuring and supplying the energy, the costs to access the network and is based on one year (365 days).

31. Amount

This is the amount which is to be paid pro rata for each time period shown.

32. Net amount

This is the amount in Euros which results from the sum of the amount for the consumption of electricity and the amount for the basic price. This is a net price without the statutory value added tax.

33. Value added tax

In accordance with the statutory tax laws, a value added tax of 19% is to be paid for electricity.

34. Gross amount

This is the total amount including statutory value added tax.

35. Budget billing amount

It is a statutory tax to promote renewable energy sources.

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36. Electricity tax

The electricity tax is a German consumption tax. The Electricity Tax Act entered into force on 1st April 1999 and was changed due to the law to continue the ecological tax reform from 15th February 2000. The amounts collected are paid directly to the state.

37. Charges for network-access

Diese Entgelte werden an den jeweiligen örtlichen Netzbetreiber entrichtet. Dies sind Entgelte für den Zugang zum Stromnetz, dem Betreiben der Messstelle, Messung und Abrechnung des Stromverbrauches. Ferner sind gesetzliche Umlagen / Abgaben zu entrichten.

  • Die Konzessionsabgabe richtig sich nach der Konzessionsabgabenverordnung.
  • KWK-Abgabe ist die gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Abgabe zur Förderung von Kraft-Wärme Kopplungsanlagen in Deutschland.
  • Die Netzentgeltumlage wird nach §19, Abs. 2 StromNEV erhoben.
  • Die Offshore-Haftungsumlage wird nach § 17f Abs. 5 EnWG-Novelle erhoben.

38. Annual consumption

Here, we have stated your current consumption in comparison to last year's consumption.