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BDEW: German Household Electricity Costs Fall by 1.4% – 52% State Induced Price Elements

The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) confirmed information provided earlier in April 2015, saying electricity prices for households declined by 1.4%. According to the latest BDEW information, an average household with an electricity consumption of 3,500 kWh has to pay a little under EUR 84 per month compared with EUR 85 in 2014 for electricity. This includes 52% in state induced price elements.

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Ministerial Draft for Combined Heat and Power Act Amendment (KWKG 2016) Available – BDEW Critical

A ministrial draft for a recast of the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) is now available on the internet. KWKG promotes power generated in CHP plants as well as heating and cooling networks and the respective storage facilities. The draft does not change the goal of a share of power generated in CHP plants of 25% by 2020, but contains many other amendments. They correspond mostly to the key points we informed about on 17 July 2015. The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) has voiced criticism and demanded changes.

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BDEW: Information on Renewable Power Plants and Deployment in Germany: 1.48 Million Installations by End of 2013

According to the latest information by the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW), a total of 1.48 million renewable power installations generated electricity in Germany by the end of the year 2013. Solar power accounted for by far the largest amount with roughly 1.4 million installations, followed by wind power (23,024) and biomass power plants (13.589).

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BDEW 2015 Power Plant New Build List – 53% of Projects Uncertain

BDEW has published its 2015 list of German new build power plants. 53% of the power plants projects with a net capacity of 20 MW or more and high availability (conventional and offshore power plants) are uncertain, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) said, when presenting its annual update for the so-called BDEW Kraftwerksliste. If the energy turnaround and the transition to renewable energies as the main pillar of the energy supply was to succeed, reliable back-up by new efficient and climate-friendly (highly available) power plants was needed, Hildegard Müller, chairwoman of the energy trade association BDEW, stressed.

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BDEW: German Household Electricity Costs Fall 1% in 2015 – 3,500 kWh/year for EUR 84.02/month or 28.81 ct/kWh

Electricity prices for households fell slightly for the first time since 2000, first results of a survey show, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) reports. According to BDEW, a 3-member household with an electricity consumption of 3,500 kWh has to pay EUR 84 per month (28.81 ct/kWh) compared with EUR 85 (29.14 ct/kWh) in 2014 for electricity. This includes 52% in state induced price elements.

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BDEW Strongly Criticises Draft Ordinance for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Lack of Incentives and Unnecessary Bureaucracy

The Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) has strongly criticised a draft ordinance regulating charging stations for electric vehicles prepared by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), which has not been officially published. BDEW mainly criticises a lack of incentives and unnecessary bureaucracy.

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BDEW: More Than 10 Billion kWh of Wind Power Produced in January 2015

With more than 10 billion kWh of wind power produced (including 0.2 billion from offshore wind) January 2015 saw a new record, beating the previous record of 9.6 billion kWh set in December 2014, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) informed. This confirms earlier information by the Renewable Energy Industry Institute Münster (IWR). Wind power production in January already equalled roughly a fifth of the total wind power output in 2014, BDEW said.

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French Capacity Market: BDEW Calls for Open Discussion on German Capacity Market Mechanism

The publication of key points for the introduction of a capacity market in France lead to Hildegard Müller, chairwoman of the energy trade association BDEW, calling for an open discussion of a German capacity market for energy that ensures the security of supply.

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BDEW: Further Energy Market Reforms Needed – Situation of Utilities with Conventional Plants Deteriorates

After the reform of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) in 2014, reforms and regulations regarding the energy market design, combined heat and power, the incentive regulation, grid expansion, renewable energy, CO2 savings in power plants and energy efficiency, had to be tackled, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) demanded at the beginning of the new year. In a BDEW survey 39% of those surveyed saw their economic conditions worsening over the last two years. Utilities with conventional power capacity were hardest hit.

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BDEW 2014 German Electricity Mix: Renewables Highest at 25.8%, Followed by Lignite (25.6%), Hard Coal (18%), Nuclear (15.9%) and Gas (9.6%)

BDEW has released preliminary figures for the German electricity generation mix for 2014. Renewables are likely to come out on top at 25.8% of gross electricity production, followed by lignite (25.6%), hard coal 18%, nuclear (15.9%) and gas (9.6%). Total gross electricity production was down to 610.4 TWh, from 633.2 TWh in 2013, with generation quantities from lignite and hard coal being lower in 2014 than in 2013.

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