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VDMA/BWE: 58% Onshore Wind Power Growth in 2014 – Net Growth of 4,386 MW Way Above EEG 2014 2,500 MW Target

In 2014 new onshore wind power turbines with a total capacity of 4,750 MW were installed, the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) informed. This exceeds the growth target of 2,500 MW net annually introduced with the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) that is effective since August 2014 (EEG 2014) by far. Even discounting a dismantling of some 364 MW net growth of about 4,386 MW remains 75% higher than planned.

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BWE/VDMA: Wind Power Capacity Grows by 66% in First Half of 2014 – Just Before Entry into Force of EEG 2014 Revision

Due to uncertainty prior to the amendment of the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG 2014 or EEG 2.0) that will come into effect on 1 August 2014 and more land designated for onshore wind power use by the Länder (federal states), 1,723 MW of new capacity were installed in the first half of 2014, the German Wind Energy Association (BWE) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) informed. This constitutes an increase of 66% compared to the same period last year. Total wind power capacity at the end of June amounted to 35,389 MW. The associations expect onshore wind power to grow by 3,300 to 3,700 MW net until the end of the year. Thereafter growth will slow down, they say.

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BDEW and VDMA Demand Speedy Electricity Market Reform, Announce Proposals and Call Offshore Essential

The Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) needs to be revised as quickly as possible, so that the more or less unchecked growth of renewable power plants was synchronized with grid expansion and costs were limited, the Federal Association of the Energy and Water Industry (BDEW) and the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) demanded. Besides an energy market reform had to acknowledge the importance of non-volatile, flexible power plants for the security of supply, they said, adding that offshore wind power could play an important role to ensure supply.

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VDMA Calls on Politicians to Overcome Adminstrative Restraints to Raise Wind Power Output

According to a study commissioned by VDMA (Verband Deutscher Maschinen- und Anlagenbau – German Engineering Federation), wind power capacities will triple in Germany and quintuple in Europe by 2030.  Wind power accounts for 23% of energy consumption in Europe and 33% of energy consumption in Germany. Continue reading ‘VDMA Calls on Politicians to Overcome Adminstrative Restraints to Raise Wind Power Output’