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New Ministerial Draft for Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) 2016: First Key Elements

A revised ministerial draft on the planned amendment of the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG 2016) is currently being discussed. The draft has not yet been officially released, but some key elements are already being discussed. Reportedly, the draft will provide for a phasing-out of the coal-fired combined heat and power (CHP), a change in the CHP expansion target and an increase of the CHP support for electricity from CHP plants. The previous support for electricity from CHP which is not fed into the grid for the general supply shall be dropped, with a few exceptions. In addition, mandatory direct marketing of electricity from CHP plants with more than 100 kilowatts shall be introduced.

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VDI Energy Poll: Wind Power and CHP With Greatest Potential in the Electricity Supply Market Over Next Five Years

Decentralised combined heat and power plants (CHP) and wind power are believed to have the greatest potential in the electricity supply market in the next five years, a poll by the Association of German Engineers (VDI) among almost 800 VDI members related to the energy sector showed.

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BDEW and AGFW Call CHP Indispensable for Climate Goals – Changes Needed for Legal Framework

Combined heat and power is  essential for reaching Germany’s energy policy goals, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) and AGFW, the German Heat & Power Association, said when presenting a new study on CHP. To better tap the potential of CHP, they demanded changes of the legal framework.

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Amendment of Combined Heat and Power Act: More Fuel Cell Support?

The Federal Council (Bundesrat) has commented on the amendment of the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG), which the Federal Cabinet adopted in December 2011.

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New Funding for Micro CHP Plants

The Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) published a new guideline on the promotion of micro combined heat and power plants (micro CHP) with an installed capacity of up to 20 kW.

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Federal Cabinet Adopts Amendment of the Combined Heat and Power Act

Yesterday the German government adopted a bill amending the Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG) in an effort to increase the share of combined heat and power plants in the electricity generation from currently 15% to 25% by 2020.

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Röttgen Calls For Master Plan to Implement Energy Policy Shift

In an article for the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Federal Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen called for a master plan to implement this summer’s decisions by the Bundestag (Parliament) and Bundesrat (Federal Council) to phase out nuclear energy in Germany by 2022 and gradually replace it by more renewable energy.

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German Physical Society: New Study on Future Energy Supply Challenges

Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft (German Physical Society – DPG) presented a new study on challenges the future energy supply in Germany is facing, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) writes. The study reportedly concludes inter alia that CCPP technology does not live up to expectations.

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English Translation German Combined Heat and Power Act

An unofficial English translation of the 2009 version of the German Combined Heat and Power Act (KWKG)  is available on the website of AGFW, the German Heat & Power Association. Continue reading ‘English Translation German Combined Heat and Power Act’