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German power generation increased to 46.7TWh in October, up 1.9% y-o-y

According to preliminary data, German power generation increased to 46.7TWh in October, up 10.5% m-o-m and up 1.9% y-o-y. Generation from renewable sources, which increased to 20.1TWh outpaced the thermal generation, which declined to 18.7TWh. Wind generation increased to an all-time high at 12.6TWh; whereas coal-fired generation decreased to 5.6TWh. The same can be said on a year to date basis as wind generation increased to 78.5TWh, up 21.9% y-o-y; whereas coal-fired generation decreased to 73.5TWh, down 15.3% y-o-y.

Thermal power output declined to 18.7TWh, down 10.4% m-o-m and down 25.4% y-o-y. This includes coal-fired generation, which declined to 5.6TWh, down 25.6% m-o-m and down 39.6% y-o-y. Lignite-fired generation also declined during last month to 10.5TWh, down 2.4% m-o-m and down 8.6% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation totalled 2.5TWh, up marginally from the previous month by just 0.4% and still was 40.9% lower y-o-y.

Nuclear power generation totalled 7.3TWh, up 14.9% m-o-m but still was 6% lower y-o-y.

Renewable generation increased to 20.8TWh, up 37.5% m-o-m and up 59.1% y-o-y. This is due to the fact that wind generation increased to record high at 12.6TWh, up 98.3% m-o-m and up 108.4% y-o-y. Power generation from biomass and waste increased to 4.1TWh, up 26.2% m-o-m and up 6.2% y-o-y. Solar generation totalled 2.3TWh, down 30.7% m-o-m but still was 31.1% higher y-o-y. Hydro generation totalled 1.7TWh, down 20.7% m-o-m but still was 25% higher y-o-y.

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German power generation declined marginally to 448.2TWh over the first 10 months of the year, down 0.3% y-o-y. Thermal power generation declined to 215.4TWh, down 3.4% y-o-y. Coal-fired generation declined to 73.5TWh, down 15.3% y-o-y; whereas lignite-fired power output increased to 111.3TWh, up 2.4% y-o-y. Gas-fired generation also increased to 30TWh, up 11.8% y-o-y.

Nuclear generation declined to 57.8TWh, down 13.2% y-o-y.

German renewable generation increased to 175TWh over the Jan.-Oct. period, up 9.4% y-o-y. Hydro generation increased to 20.6TWh, up 5.7% y-o-y. Wind generation increased to 78.5TWh, up 21.9% y-o-y. Solar generation increased to 37.5TWh, up 8.7% y-o-y; whereas generation from biomass and waste declined to 38.5TWh, down 7.6% y-o-y.

Source: Fraunhofer ISE, Destatis

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