German coal-fired generation declined to all time low in June on the back of strong wind and solar generation. Nuclear power output remained strong despite of capacity reductions.
According to preliminary data published by the Fraunhofer ISE institute, German power generation declined to 41.3TWh in June, down 7.7% m-o-m and down 1.2% y-o-y. Coal -fired output decreased to 5.1TWh, down 29.7% m-o-m and down 42.5% y-o-y. Lignite-fired power production totalled 10.1TWh, down 11.2% m-o-m but still was 2.5% higher y-o-y. Gas-fired output totalled 2.1TWh, down 16.5% m-o-m but still was 30.8% higher y-o-y.
Renewable generation totalled 17.9TWh, down 0.3% m-o-m but still was 15.2% higher y-o-y. Wind power output increased to 6.8TWh, up 19.5% m-o-m and up 85.4% y-o-y. Solar generation increased to 5.7TWh, up 2.5% m-o-m and up 12.5% y-o-y. On the other hand, hydro generation declined to 2.3TWh, down 22.7% m-o-m and down 33.7% y-o-y. Generation from biomass and waste also declined to 3.2TWh, down 16.1% m-o-m and down 5.6% y-o-y.
German net power generation declined to 273.8TWh in H117, down 1% y-o-y. Coal-fired generation declined to 49.1TWh, down 9.5% m-o-m; whereas lignite generation increased to 67.2TWh, up 3.3% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation also increased to 19.7TWh, up 31.2% y-o-y.
Renewable generation increased to 105.8TWh, up 2.8% y-o-y, mainly on the back of higher wind and solar output. Wind generation increased to 48TWh, up 9.8% y-o-y and solar increased to 21.3TWh, up 15.6% y-o-y. On the other hand, hydro generation declined to 12.2TWh, down 3.6% y-o-y. Generation from biomass and waste also declined to 24.3TWh, down 1.8% y-o-y.
Nuclear power output increased to 6.1TWh in June, up 7.4% m-o-m and up 1.8% y-o-y. Despite the increase in May and June generation, nuclear output also declined to 31.5TWh, down 18.9% y-o-y.