Renewables supplied 40 percent of net public power in Germany in 2018
Renewables supplied a record 40.4 percent of net power generation for public supply in Germany in 2018, writes research institute Fraunhofer ISE in its preliminary full-year review. All fossil fuels produced less electricity than in 2017, while most renewables increased generation. Fraunhofer ISE’s data does not include the amount of power the generating facilities (auxiliary services) use themselves to operate, or the power produced and consumed by German industry, without being fed into the public grid. According to Fraunhofer ISE, the data represents the power mix that actually comes out of the power outlet in German homes. Energy market research group AG Energiebilanzen (AGEB) published preliminary full-year data in December 2018, which showed that renewables generated 35.2 percent of gross electricity that year.