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Amount of heat supplied up 3.2% in 2016

This picture shows supply pipes (© panthermedia.net / Detlev Dilk)

In 2016, network operators supplied roughly 162 terawatt hours (TWh) of heat. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a year-on-year increase of 3.2%. This increase was mainly due to the fact that households required more heat. 

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Electricity

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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1,450 gigawatt-hours of electricity produced from sewage gas in 2016

In 2016, a total of 1,450 gigawatt-hours of electricity were produced from sewage gas of sewage treatment plants in Germany. Compared with 2015, this was a 3.9% increase. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that sewage gas accounted for roughly 1% of the total electricity produced from renewable energy sources in 2016.

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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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