Closed dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tems

Proceedings under section 110 EnWG Closed distribution systems

In principle, applications must be submitted to the respective state regulatory authorities in the federal state where the closed distribution system is located.

Since 2005, Ruling Chamber 8 of the Bundesnetzagentur has made decisions on closed distribution systems in whole or in part for the federal states of Berlin, Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia under an official delegation of powers. In addition, the Bundesnetzagentur makes decisions on applications from undertakings that operate several closed distribution systems in different federal states.

The list of proceedings for closed distribution systems and their file numbers can be found here:

To make an application, the data survey form below and any other documents must be submitted in electronic form to Ruling Chamber 8 at the Bundesnetzagentur. Before completing the application, you need an organisation number and password assigned by the Bundesnetzagentur.

1. Please use the "Antrag Organisationsnummervergabe” (organisation number request form, available in German) to request a Bundesnetzagentur organisation number.

2. Once you have been assigned an organisation number by the Bundesnetzagentur, please complete the data survey form below (available in German) to apply for classification as a closed distribution system in accordance with section 110 EnWG:

The completed and structurally unaltered data survey form must be sent together with all other electronic documents in a secure ZIP file by email to the Bundesnetzagentur's Ruling Chamber 8 at

Please note the following information about the application process:

Date of modification: 2021.09.03