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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Decline in the total input amount of electricity by 4.5 % year-on-year quarter

Press release no. 367 of 20. September 2019

WIESBADEN – In the 2. Quarter of 2019 have been generated in Germany to 56 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity from renewable energies and the electricity fed into the grid. According to provisional results of the Federal Statistical office (Destatis) this was an increase of 6.3% compared to the 2. Quarter of 2018. The share of renewable energy in the total input amount of electricity rose from 41 % to 46 %. This development is favored by the statutory feed-in priority for electricity from renewable energy sources.

In addition, the total injected amount of electricity, the demand on the existing electricity fell by 4.5% to 123 billion kilowatt-hours.

More electricity from photovoltaics than from nuclear energy – coal the most important energy carrier

In the current production were recorded in natural gas with a gain of 43.8 % and wind power with a Plus of 13.6 %, the highest growth rate in comparison to the prior-year quarter. The high increase in the natural gas amount of electricity generated, among other things, the favourable price development of this energy source for a power plant operator to justify. In contrast, the coal production volume declined by 24.3 %. Nevertheless, coal had a share of 29 %, which is still the most important energy carrier for electricity generation, followed by wind power (20 %), photovoltaics (13 %) and nuclear energy (12 %).

The exceptionally high number of sunshine hours in June 2019 led to an increase in the photovoltaic amount of electricity generated by 21.9 % compared to June 2018. By the simultaneous decline in the demand for electricity by 10.6 % compared to the same month last year, the share of photovoltaic electricity on the total input amount of electricity was in June 2019 at 17 %.

In the domestic input quantity of electricity produced and to the network
Grid feed-in (TWh)
2. Quarter of 2018
Anteilein %
2. Quarter of 2019
Anteilein %
Change year-on-year quarter in %
Grid feed-in a total of
128,5
100
122,7
100
-4,5
Conventional Energy Sources
75,5
58,7
66,3
54,1
To -12.1
including
Coal
47,4
36,9
35,9
29,3
-24,3
Nuclear energy
15,7
12,2
14,9
12,1
-5,5
Natural gas
9,0
7,0
12,9
10,5
43,8
Renewable Energy Sources
53,0
41,3
56,4
45,9
6,3
including
Wind power
21,5
16,7
24,4
19,9
13,6
Biogas
7,3
5,7
7,3
6,0
1,0
Photovoltaic
15,7
12,2
16,2
13,2
3,2

More data and long time series of surveys for the Month on the Input and output for network operators table in the database GENESIS–Online, the Power Feeding Equipment (43312-0001) be retrieved.

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