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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

Electricity production in 2016: industrial plants produce 54 terawatt hours of electricity

In 2016 the local units of mining and manufacturing produced 54 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this is a share of 11.2% of the gross electricity production in Germany, including the public power plants, as recorded by the official statistics agencies. The share of industrial electricity in the gross electricity production reported was by 0.8 percentage points higher than in 2015. Since 2006 (8.6%), that proportion increased by 2.6 percentage points. In the first place, the industrial power plants meet internal demand, but in many instances electricity is supplied to other local units or exported to the public electricity grid.

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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 2016: 30% came from renewable energy sources

Approximately 648 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were produced in Germany in 2016, 29% of which came from renewable energy sources. Green electricity was generated mainly from wind power (11.9%), biomass (7.0%) and photovoltaics (5.9%).

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Gas

2014: 1,340 gigawatt-hours of electricity produced from sewage gas

In 2014, a total of 1,340 gigawatt-hours of electricity were produced from sewage gas of sewage treatment plants in Germany.

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