Record renewable power use in 50Hertz control area
Over half of the power consumed within transmission grid operator 50Hertz’s control area last year (53.4 percent) was generated from renewables, the company says in a press release presenting its 2017 balance sheet. “We are proud that with this record share of renewables, we can contribute to a successful energy transition”, Boris Schucht, CEO of 50Hertz said. To support the next government's target of a 65 percent renewables share by 2030, the company is “prepared to make the additional efforts this requires,” he said.
Find the press release in English here.
For background, read the CLEW factsheet Germany's electricity grid stable amid energy transition.