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The results of the first call for tenders for onshore wind energy this year were published today.
Onshore wind energy - installation figures collapse massively, medium- and long-term perspective must be safeguarded by law immediately
Today in Brussels, the manufacturers of stationary gas turbines organised in the European association EUTurbines, presented a commitment for the future of power generation with renewable gas as part of the campaign #PowerTheEU.
Berlin, 21 January 2019 - Today in Berlin, the most important industry associations present-ed the current figures for offshore wind energy in Germany for the year 2018.
The Collective Energy Act was passed today by the Federal Council. A comment:
An extensive publication of the Onshore Agency (Fachagentur Wind an Land) shows, that the market slump could be more dramatic than expected.
The results of the tender for combined heat and power (CHP) plants and innovative CHP systems for the bid date of 3 December show a mixed picture.
VDMA Power Systems on the results of the second joint tender for onshore and solar wind turbines
The draft bill for the Energy Collection Law has been available since the beginning of November
The coalition parties have agreed on the cornerstones of the energy collection law.
The German Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the fourth and final round of tenders for onshore wind energy in 2018. The tender for 670 megawatts (MW) was clearly under-subscribed with bids of 363 MW and the average award value was 6.26 ct/kWh.
At tomorrow's session of the Federal Council, the state initiatives of North Rhine-Westphalia and Brandenburg on the future expansion of wind energy will be discussed.
The transmission system operators announced the amount of the EEG levy and offshore grid levy for the year 2019.
Topic of the VDMA Press Club: “How Europe will maintain its leading position in the wind industry”
Publication of current results of the tender for biomass plants
Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected.
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
With much willingness to compromise, the EU institutions were able to reach a final agreement on the Energy Efficiency Directive and the so-called Governance Regulation.
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the second call for tender in 2018 for onshore wind energy.
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.
The German Bundestag yesterday referred the Bundesrat initiative to change the Renewable Energy Act (EEG) to the economic committee for consultation without debate.
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.”
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.
"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."
The state governments of Lower Saxony and North Rhine-Westphalia presented draft bills for amendments to the Renewable Energies Act (EEG) to the Bundesrat.
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.
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.
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).
The Federal Network Agency (BNetzA) today published the results of the second round of the EEG call for tenders for onshore wind turbines.
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
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.
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.
“Technology providers need three things to be successful in worldwide competition: in-house innovative strength, an ambitious and lively market in Germany, and fair export conditions in the export markets,” said Tacke following his election by the members' meeting.


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.
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
Manager Media & Public Relations
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