BDEW: German Conventional and Nuclear Power Generation Down in Q1, Renewables Up

Compared to last year, the first quarter of 2014 saw power generation from hard coal down 17.4%, from gas down 19.7% and from lignite down 4.8%. Nuclear power generation was down 4.6%. On the other side, generation from renewables was up – by 82.5% for PV, for onshore wind by 20.6%, for offshore wind by 33.5% and for biomass by 5.4%.

BDEW reports that in the first quarter gross electricity generation from conventional power plant is down considerably compared to the same period last year.

In absolute figures, lignite contributed 41 billion kWh, hard coal about 30 billion kWh, gas 18.5 kWh and nuclear 26 billion kWh. Solar power generation was 6.1 billion kWh, onshore wind 17.4 billion kWh, offshore wind 0.4 billion kWh and biomass 11.2 billion kWh.

Together, generation from renewables increased to 27% in the first quarter of 2014. Total generation was 164 billion kWh, down 5.4% compared to the first three months of 2013.

BDEW is planning to provide these figures quarterly in the future.

Source: BDEW

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