Renewable’s share in German power market down by 5.8 percentage points

The German Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency, BNetzA) published its electricity market data for 2021 on January 7. According to the official data, the share of electricity generated from renewable energies in the grid load was 42.8 percent last year, down 5.8 percentage points from 2020 (48.0 percent).
The largest contribution of all renewables came from wind power, primarily onshore. Onshore and offshore plants together accounted for 22.6 percent. PV covered 9.3 percent. Biomass, hydropower and other renewables accounted for 10.9 percent. Overall, generation from renewables in 2021 was 215.4 terawatt hours (TWh), down 7.7 percent from 233.3 TWh in 2020. Generation from fossile and nuclear sources totaled 289.9 TWh, up 11.0 percent from the previous year.
Grid load in 2021 increased by 3.7 percent to 503.8 TWh (2020: 485.8 TWh) and (net) electricity generation by 2.2 percent to 505.3 TWh (2020: 494.4 TWh).

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