Author Archive for Anna Richter

High August EPEX Spot Power Trading Volumes

EPEX Spot reported record volumes for its day-ahead and intraday markets in August, coming in at 8% above 2013 year-on-year.

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Some Data on Full Load Hours and Energy Generation in 2013

We thought it might be interesting to take a look at recent figures for full load hours of different types of generation (such as wind, coal, PV) against the background of generated power in 2013.

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Some 2012/2013 Statistics on Energy Imports and Consumption in Germany and the EU

The German Federal Statistical Office (destatis) has presented new data about the dependence of the EU Member States on foreign energy imports in 2012. Arbeitsgemeinschaft Energiebilanzen (AGEB) has also provided some additional 2013 German energy data.

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Temporary Suspension of EEG Surcharge Payment Obligations for Self Consumed Electricity

After the latest revision of the EEG, electricity producers who consume their self-generated power (auto-generators) in principle also have to pay the EEG surcharge. As the government has not yet issued an ordinance containing further details on payment and notification obligations, the TSOs informed that for the time being auto-generators payment and notification obligations are suspended.

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