German power generation declined in September, down 3.9% y-o-y.

According to preliminary data published by the Fraunhofer Institute, German power generation totalled 42.3TWh in September, up 0.5% m-o-m but still was 3.9% lower y-o-y. Thermal power generation totalled 20.9TWh, up 10.9% m-o-m but still was 12.1% lower y-o-y. This includes coal-fired generation, which totalled 7.5TWh, up 42.3% m-o-m but still was 18.7% lower y-o-y. Lignite-fired generation declined to 10.8TWh, down 6.9% m-o-m and down 1.3% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation totalled 2.5TWh, up 33% m-o-m but still was 29% lower y-o-y.

Nuclear generation declined to 6.4TWh in September, down 9.5% m-o-m and down 6.6% y-o-y.

German renewable generation totalled 15TWh in September, down 7.2% m-o-m but still was 12.1% Hydro generation totalled 2.1TWh, down 9.2% m-o-m but still was 45.5% higher y-o-y. Wind generation increased to 6.4TWh, up 14.2% m-o-m and up 40.1% y-o-y. On the other hand solar generation declined to 3.4TWh, down 33% m-o-m and down 17.1% y-o-y. Power generation from biomass and waste also declined to 3.2TWh, down 2.7% m-o-m and down 4.7% y-o-y.

German power output remained steady at 401.5TWh over the first 9 months of the year, down 0.5% y-o-y. Thermal power generation declined by 0.6% y-o-y to 196.7TWh. This includes coal-fired generation, which declined to 67.9TWh, down 12.4% y-o-y. On the other hand, lignite-fired generation increased to 100.7TWh, up 3.7% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation also increased to 27.4TWh, up 21.8% y-o-y.

Nuclear generation declined to 50.5TWh over the Jan.-September period, down 14.2% y-o-y.

Renewable generation increased to 154.4TWh over the Jan.-Sept. period, up 5.5% y-o-y. Hydro generation increased to 18.9TWh, up 4.3% y-o-y. Wind and solar generation increased to 65.9TWh and 35.1TWh, up 12.9% and 7.5% y-o-y. On the other hand, generation from biomass and waste declined to 34.4TWh, down 9.1% y-o-y.

 

Source: Fraunhofer ISE