News Digest Item
21 Nov 2017

Germany’s major energy producers continue to lose market share – monitoring report

Federal Grid Agency / Federal Cartel Authority

Germany’s biggest power producers continue to lose market share, says a new monitoring report published by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) and the Federal Cartel Office (BKartA). "Market concentration among conventional electricity suppliers was again noticeably lower”, BKartA President Andreas Mundt says. The influence of Germany’s largest energy producers is even smaller in renewable energy production, which today accounts for about 104 gigawatt (GW) out of a total of 212GW installed capacity, the report says. While renewables continued to grow in importance, gas-fired power plants also generated significantly more electricity in 2016. Since 2016 was a relatively windless year, “the amount of electricity produced from natural gas increased again for the first time in several years – by around 37 percent”, BNetzA head Jochen Homann said.

Read a press release on the report in English here.

See the CLEW dossier Utilities and the energy transition for background.

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