Author Archive for Bibiana Wehrenberg

BDEW: Data on Length of German Electricity Grid and Share of Underground Cables

The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) has released data on the extent of the existing German grid at different voltage levels as well as the share of underground cables.

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EEG 2014: The New Monthly Reduction Regime for Solar

The new EEG 2.0 introduces new provisions on the regular monthly reduction of support for PV installations as of 1 August 2014. For September we will have a fixed degression of 0.5%. As of 1 October degression will be modified quarterly based on the installed capacity of PV installations in relation to the new target corridor.

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German Electricity Exports on an All-time High – Lignite and Hard Coal Generation also Lower

According to recent data by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) German electricity exports increased in the first half of 2014. On their new energy charts website they report the export surplus to neighbouring countries is approx. 18 TWh after the first six months, while it had been only 14.4 TWh in the first half of 2013. Most of the electricity is exported to the Netherlands, followed by Austria, Switzerland and Poland. Especially the Netherlands and Switzerland also act as transit countries to the UK or Italy.

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Energy Ministry Proposal for Ordinance on Itemised Energy Billing Including State and Regulation Induced Price Elements

German costumers of electricity and gas shall receive a fully itemised bill explaining how the respective energy price is composed.  The Federal Ministry of Economy came forward with a new draft ordinance which shall apply to electricity suppliers in charge of universal service (Grundversorgung) in an area.

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RWE Innogy and Naturdünger Münsterland Cancel Biogas Plant Plan after EEG Amendments

After the recent EEG amendments RWE Innogy and Naturdünger Münsterland (NDM) have cancelled their plan to jointly erect and operate a biogas plant in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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