How high was the share of coal, wind, sun or nuclear power in the total electricity fed into Germany? A graphic shows it.
According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), 233.9 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were generated in Germany and fed into the grid in the first half of 2023. The share of renewable energies increased compared to the previous year, with wind energy having the largest share. The graphic below shows the composition of the energy mix for the electricity fed into the grid in the first half of 2023 compared to the previous year.
Germany has so far generated less electricity in 2023 than in the previous year
According to a Destatis press release on Wednesday, domestic power generation fell by 11.4 percent compared to the previous year, which is explained, among other things, by the shutdown of the last three nuclear power plants at the end of April. Similarly, less electricity was recently exported while imports increased. Despite this development, German electricity exports, at 32.6 billion kilowatt hours, also exceeded electricity imports at 30.6 billion kilowatt hours in the first half of 2023. Overall, the amount of electricity available from the grid fell by 6.9 percent. The results are still preliminary, wrote Destatis.
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