Press releases

19.07.2018
Standstill in energy policy must come to an end ‐ German government´s 65 percent target can only be achieved with more offshore wind energy ‐ Current projects up to 2020 are progressing according to plan
17.05.2018
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the second call for tender in 2018 for onshore wind energy.
27.04.2018
The Federal Network Agency today published the approved projects in the second round of tendering for offshore wind energy, amounting to more than 1,610 MW.
27.04.2018
The German Bundestag yesterday referred the Bundesrat initiative to change the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) to the economic committee for consultation without debate.
23.04.2018
On the occasion of the Hannover Messe, VDMA Power Systems presented the “Power Plant Engineering Economic Trend 2018”. Before the presentation, the Chairman of VDMA Power Systems and CEO of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Dr. Markus Tacke, explained: “The announcements in the coalition contract regarding climate protection and energy transition must now be acted upon, as European plant engineering can only then assert itself as the forerunner of a leading market for energy systems in global competition.”
12.04.2018
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) published the results of the first cross-technology call for tender for onshore wind and solar energy today. For the 200 megawatt (MW) call for tender, 32 bids with a scope of 210 MW for solar plants only were accepted, while the bids submitted for onshore wind power plants were not accepted. The average volume-weighted awarded value is 4.67 ct/kWh.
07.02.2018
"The new government is going in the right direction with their commitment to efficiency and faster grid expansion for more renewable energy, but much more consistency is needed."
02.02.2018
The state governments of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia presented draft bills for amendments to the Renewable Energies Act (EEG) to the Bundesrat.
18.01.2018
With a total output capacity of more than 5.3 GW, offshore wind turbines make an increasing contribution to the security of Germany’s energy supply.
21.12.2017
One year after presenting the Clean Energy Package, the EU Energy Ministers have discussed the outstanding central points and agreed on common positions on the topics of the internal market in electricity, governance regulations and support of renewable energies.
12.12.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) has announced the results of the first call for tenders for combined heat and power plant (CHP) technologies with a tender volume of 100 Megawatts (MW).
22.11.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the third and final EEG (Renewable Energies Act) bidding round for onshore wind energy in 2017
15.08.2017
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the second round of the EEG call for tenders for onshore wind turbines.
27.07.2017
Gross expansion of onshore wind energy by 2,281 megawatts (MW), which equals 790 wind turbines, as high as expected in the first half of 2017
26.04.2017
In 2016, the fuel cell industry in Germany achieved a turnover of around EUR 100 million from fuel cell heating devices and power supply systems. Following a lateral movement the previous year, the economic outlook of the VDMA Fuel Cells working group forecasts a growth of 90 percent for the current year based on an industrial survey. Manufacturers can be very optimistic about 2017.
24.04.2017
The VDMA Power Systems association survey on economic trend shows a mixed picture concerning the world markets. Europe is threatened with losing its pioneering role for energy-transition technologies. A new era in renewable financing is on the horizon. INTEGRATED ENERGY is the focus of the Hannover Messe.

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16.12.2016
Now that the Combined Heat and Power and Renewable Energies Amendment Acts have been passed, investors finally know what the statutory framework for 2017 will look like. But the opportunity to pave the way for the use of CHP in the industry through industrial policy has not been taken, making it all the more important to regulate the tender design for CHP systems quickly. The wind power industry had also hoped for clear signals in industrial policy.
14.11.2016
Germany’s climate goals cannot be realized without the great potential for savings that decentralized power and heat generation offer in industry, trade and agriculture.
08.07.2016
The Renewable Energy Act (EEG), which was heavily discussed in the German Bundestag and Bundesrat, creates more competition and closer market proximity in the necessary conversion of the energy system and highlights initial activities for bringing together the electricity and heat sectors. For the plant manufacturers and developers of offshore wind power, the amended EEG will likely have fatal consequences.
Beatrix Fontius
Beatrix Fontius
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