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Electricity production in 2015: industrial plants produce 50 terawatt hours of electricity

In 2015 the local units of mining and manufacturing produced 50 terawatt hours (TWh) of electricity. The reports that this is a share of 10.4% 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 is by 1.8 percentage points higher than in 2005. 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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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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Heat

Amount of heat supplied up 4.7% in 2015

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

In 2015, roughly 157 terawatt hours (TWh) of heat were supplied by the network operators. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a year-on-year increase of 4.7%. The main reason for the increase was the weather which was slightly colder than a year earlier when it was very mild. As a result, especially households required more heat. 

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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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Gross electricity production 2016
Brown coal23.1%
Nuclear energy13.1%
Hard coal17.2%
Natural gas12.4%
Mineral oil products0.9%
Renewable energy sources29.0%
Other energy sources4.3%

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