Generation data show renewables supplied 77% of Germany’s electricity on Easter Monday

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clean Energy Wire:Renewable energy sources generated 77 percent of Germany’s net public power supply on 22 April, thanks to strong winds and abundant sunshine, according to Fraunhofer ISE. Wind power provided 40 percent of total net power, solar 20 percent, and biomass 10 percent.The institute’s Energy Charts project does not include data on the amount of power the generating facilities consume themselves to operate, or the power German industry produces and consumes without it being fed into the public grid. Fraunhofer ISE says their data represents the power mix that actually supplies German homes.At around midday on Easter Monday, renewables covered almost all of Germany’s power needs, according to preliminary data from think tank Agora Energiewende. Data by energy company E.ON even suggests that renewables covered more than the country’s needs, as does data provided by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) on the SMARD online platform.Previous record renewables shares were reached on 8 December 2018 (75 percent) and 24 December 2017 (74 percent), Burger told Clean Energy Wire.Germany aims to cover 65 percent of its power demand by 2030 (37.8 percent in 2018). The exact share of renewables on any given day remains uncertain for some time – and may never be entirely confirmed – because precise data on power generation and consumption is published with several months’ delay.More: Renewables hit record 77 percent of German power on Easter Monday Generation data show renewables supplied 77% of Germany’s electricity on Easter Mondaylast_img

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