Industrial plants provide over ten percent of Germany’s gross power production
The mining and manufacturing industry in Germany contributed 11.2 percent of the country’s gross power production in 2016, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) has said in a press release. With a total of 54 terawatt hours, the share was 0.8 percentage points higher than in the previous year, Destatis says. “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,” the press release says. According to the statisticians, industrial plants sourced almost 12 percent of their power from coal and nearly 47 percent from natural gas.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany’s energy consumption and power mix in charts.