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
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.
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.
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.
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.