In Germany renewables accounted for 36 percent of electricity consumption in 2017

The German Federal Network Agency and the Federal Cartel Office have published their joint annual monitoring report on developments on the German electricity and gas markets. According to the report, in 2017 for the first time more generation capacity from renewable energy sources than from conventional energy sources was installed. The share of renewables in electricity generation also continued to rise. »Their share of electricity consumption was 36 percent in 2017,« says Jochen Homann, President of the Federal Network Agency.
The total installed generation capacity in Germany rose to 217.6 GW, including 105.1 GW attributable to conventional and 112.5 GW to renewable energy sources.
According to the report, electricity generation reached 601.4 terawatt hours (TWh), with generation from non-renewable energy sources - in particular from coal-fired power plants - falling disproportionately. Renewable energies fed a total of 204.8 TWh into the grid.
The average electricity price for household customers on 1 April 2018 was 29.88 Eurocents per kilowatt hour (2017: 29.86 ct/kWh).

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