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District heating supply slightly down in 2017

In 2017, district heating network operators supplied roughly 161 terawatt hours (TWh) of heat. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a year-on-year decline of 0.6%. This amount of heat would cover the district heating demand of all households in Germany over a period of three years. The main energy sources for district heating in 2017 were natural gas (47%), hard and brown coal (28%) and waste (14%).

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Electricity

Industrial plants generated 12.3% of gross electricity production in 2017

In 2017 the local units of mining and manufacturing produced 57 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this is a share of 12.3% of the gross electricity production in Germany, including the power plants for general supply, as recorded by the official statistics agencies.

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Gross electricity production in 2017: 33% came from renewable energy sources

Approximately 654 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were produced in Germany in 2017, 33% of which came from renewable energy sources. Green electricity was generated mainly from wind power (16.1%), biomass (7.0%) and photovoltaics (6.1%).

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Gas

1,491 gigawatt-hours of electricity produced from sewage gas in 2017

In 2017, a total of 1,491 gigawatt-hours of electricity were produced from sewage gas of sewage treatment plants in Germany. Compared with 2016, this was a 2.8% increase. This output would have been sufficient to provide a city like Frankfurt am Main with electricity for a whole year (assuming an average per capita electricity consumption of roughly 1,900 kilowatt-hours). The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that sewage gas accounted for roughly 1% of the total electricity produced from renewable energy sources in 2017.

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Gross electricity production, 2016, by Land and energy source

The chart shows that gross electricity production differs considerably between the Länder.

For example, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Sachsen-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein and Thüringen, more than half of total gross electricity in 2016 was produced from renewable energy sources. In Brandenburg, Hamburg, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Sachsen and Saarland, coal was the most important energy source for gross electricity production. Nuclear energy is still used for electricity production only in Baden-Württemberg, Bayern, Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein. The chart is based on officially collected data.

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