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Hannover Messe Panel "Industry meets Energy
On the 14 of April, will take place the Hannover Messe Panel "Industry meets Energy"- VDMA / ZVEI Panel Discussion.
EU 2020: Phasing out Coal and Expanding Renewables
Agora Energiewende and the British think tank Ember examine how the European energy transition is doing in the power sector – in a significantly slimmed-down version of their annual EU analysis.
Expansion figures for onshore wind in 2020: Permits remain bottleneck for strong expansion
The expansion figures for onshore wind for the full year 2020 were published today.
Offshore wind industry defines fields of action for policy: impetus for the offshore wind value chain urgently needed
Expansion figures for offshore wind energy 2020 to be published at press conference
VDMA demands second Wide Area Network interface
The companies represented in the VDMA consider at least one other WAN interface (Wide Area Network) in addition to the Smart Meter Gateway (SMGW) to be absolutely necessary and indispensable for the Smart Grid.
EU offshore strategy is a positive signal - Important pillar of a climate-neutral energy system!
A large part of future European energy is to come from the sea. The European Commission today adopted its offshore strategy.
WindEnergy Hamburg Digital from 1 to 4 December with conference formats and comprehensive VDMA offer
The world's most important meeting place for the wind industry, WindEnergy Hamburg, will take place this year together with the WindEurope Conference online from 1 to 4 December.
Meta-Analysis: Global Energy Perspectives 2020 in Comparison
The major Energy Outlook studies by IEA, BP and DNV GL are compared from a Power Systems perspective. The studies are characterised by their comprehensive view into the future of the global energy system. The data obtained in these studies is available to VDMA Power Systems (PS) and has been incorporated into our meta-analysis
Fewer power outages - successful integration of renewable energies into the electricity system
The German Federal Network Agency has published the figures for supply interruption in Germany in 2019.
Wind energy: increase in project planning activity and permits is not yet sufficient
The Federal Network Agency has published the results of the sixth and penultimate call for tenders for onshore wind energy in 2020.

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Press releases

26.01.2021
The expansion figures for onshore wind for the full year 2020 were published today.
21.01.2021
Expansion figures for offshore wind energy 2020 to be published at press conference
19.11.2020
A large part of future European energy is to come from the sea. The European Commission today adopted its offshore strategy.
27.10.2020
The German Federal Network Agency has published the figures for supply interruption in Germany in 2019.
26.10.2020
The Federal Network Agency has published the results of the sixth and penultimate call for tenders for onshore wind energy in 2020.
15.10.2020
At the board meeting of the Power Systems Association Heike Bergmann was elected as the new chairwoman and Alex Robertson as deputy.
14.10.2020
At today's Round Table of the Federal Ministry of Economics on the future of wind farms that are not eligible for EEG subsidies, VDMA Power Systems spoke out against further subsidies for old wind turbines
30.09.2020
The fifth tender for onshore wind energy this year was undersubscribed repeatedly.
22.09.2020
Need for adaptation in market integration and digitization
30.07.2020
Half-yearly figures for onshore wind energy: expansion too low despite significant increase - undo approval-knots, implement repowering strategy!
17.07.2020
In the first semster of 2020, 219 MW of offshore wind energy were installed in Germany
07.07.2020
Yesterday, a ministerial meeting of the North Sea Energy Cooperation took place under German chairmanship on the role of offshore wind energy in achieving the goals for the expansion of renewable energies and Europe's climate goals for 2050.
03.07.2020
The Federal Council today voted on an initiative of the state of Lower Saxony to simplify repowering and promote the connection of existing wind turbines
03.07.2020
The federal government's bill on the coal phase-out will be passed today
02.07.2020
Victory and defeat are close together. What is good in sport is only good for a short time in business.
30.06.2020
By the middle of the 2020s, about half of the currently installed wind turbines on land will reach the end of their economic lifetime after 20 years of EEG support.
24.06.2020
The Federal Network Agency today published the results of the third tender for onshore wind energy in the current year
16.06.2020
The commission of experts appointed by the Federal Ministry of Economics has recommended a comprehensive reform of energy prices in Germany.
03.06.2020
The cabinet today approved the amendment to the Wind Energy at Sea Act.
25.05.2020
The Federal Government's draft bill on the coal phase-out is today the subject of a public hearing of the Committee for Economic Affairs and Energy.
18.05.2020
In the debate on renewable energies, an agreement was reached today in the governing coalition.
23.03.2020
The German Federal Network Agency today ublished information on current and upcoming tendering rounds for renewable energy plants and combined heat and power plants.
19.02.2020
The Federal Network Agency published the results of the first call for tenders for onshore wind energy in 2020.
28.01.2020
Overcoming the historical low as quickly as possible by obtaining more permits and land
23.01.2020
160 turbines with a capacity of 1,111 MW were connected to the grid for the first time last year.
16.01.2020
The German government and the federal states have agreed on a regulation for the phase-out of coal.
08.01.2020
The Cabinet today approved the amendment to the General Administrative Regulation on the marking of obstacles to aviation (AVV).
20.12.2019
The Federal Network Agency today announced the results of the sixth and last tender round 2019 for onshore wind energy
11.12.2019
Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems, comments on the Green New Deal presented today by EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen:
25.10.2019
VDMA Power Systems today published a study by Prognos AG.
18.10.2019
The Federal Network Agency today announced the results of the fifth tender round 2019 for onshore wind energy.
15.10.2019
VDMA Power Systems calls for reform of levies and concessions on energy sources
20.09.2019
Matthias Zelinger, Managing Director of VDMA Power Systems, comments on the results of the climate cabinet
10.09.2019
At the VDMA Press Club on the occasion of HUSUM Wind, the leading national trade fair for the wind industry, manufacturers and suppliers explain their demand for a national action plan for the wind industry.
04.09.2019
Supplement to the 10-points-plan of the economic and environmental associations
04.09.2019
10-point plan for the revival of wind energy expansion
03.09.2019
Wind summit in Berlin: Offshore wind energy industry demands realisation of special contribution of up to 2 GW for offshore wind energy
02.09.2019
The stagnating expansion of onshore wind energy is the central topic of the meeting of Federal Economics Minister Peter Altmaier with numerous industry representatives on Thursday.
09.08.2019
The results of the third tender round 2019 for onshore wind energy were announced: fourth undersubscription in a row
25.07.2019
Historically low expansion despite very good growth prospects - urgently resolve approval backlog
17.07.2019
The german WindGuard published today the expansion figures for offshore wind energy in the first half of 2019 for Germany.
03.07.2019
For an industrial country like Germany, a stable power supply is a decisive location factor.
14.06.2019
CHP tender: CHP plants could make a greater contribution to closing the capacity gap, but the tender volume is much too small.
14.05.2019
Yesterday the Federal Network Agency announced the results of the second tender 2019 for onshore wind energy.
30.04.2019
The Onshore Wind Energy Agency (Fachagentur Windenergie an Land) has reported an increase of only 134 megawatts in Germany for the first quarter of 2019.
18.04.2019
VDMA Power Systems on the results of the third joint tender for onshore wind and solar projects as well as for the biomass tender
01.04.2019
Today at Hanover Fair, VDMA Power Systems presented the results of the member survey "Economic trend in power plant engineering 2019".
15.02.2019
The results of the first call for tenders for onshore wind energy this year were published today.
29.01.2019
Onshore wind energy - installation figures collapse massively, medium- and long-term perspective must be safeguarded by law immediately
23.01.2019
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.
21.01.2019
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.
14.12.2018
The Collective Energy Act was passed today by the Federal Council. A comment:
14.12.2018
An extensive publication of the Onshore Agency (Fachagentur Wind an Land) shows, that the market slump could be more dramatic than expected.
13.12.2018
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.
19.11.2018
VDMA Power Systems on the results of the second joint tender for onshore and solar wind turbines
06.11.2018
The draft bill for the Energy Collection Law has been available since the beginning of November
31.10.2018
The coalition parties have agreed on the cornerstones of the energy collection law.
19.10.2018
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.
18.10.2018
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.
15.10.2018
The transmission system operators announced the amount of the EEG levy and offshore grid levy for the year 2019.
26.09.2018
Topic of the VDMA Press Club: “How Europe will maintain its leading position in the wind industry”
19.09.2018
Publication of current results of the tender for biomass plants
26.07.2018
Following the record expansion year 2017 for onshore wind energy in Germany, new installations are declining in 2018 as expected.
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
26.06.2018
The mechanical and plant engineering industry sees today's launch of the Commission "Growth, Structural Change and Employment (WSB)" as an important step towards a stringent climate protection policy.
21.06.2018
In view of the standstill in energy policy, the VDMA Power Systems trade association, as a representative of energy plant construction, is calling for the urgent adoption of amendments to energy policy legislation that have already been negotiated.
20.06.2018
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.
13.06.2018
The Federal Network Agency has announced the results for the tenders for combined heat and power plants and innovative CHP systems.
11.06.2018
VDMA Power Systems members have elected a new Executive Board
08.06.2018
Just in time for the upcoming tender in August, the Bundestag decided today, Friday, that a permit according to the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG) is a prerequisite for participation in onshore wind energy projects.

Study Analyses

10.03.2021
Agora Energiewende and the British think tank Ember examine how the European energy transition is doing in the power sector – in a significantly slimmed-down version of their annual EU analysis.
10.03.2021
In a short presentation, enriched with numerous diagrams, Dr. Patrick Graichen and Fabian Hein from Agora Energiewende answer ten classic questions after ten years of phasing out nuclear power.
29.01.2021
A considerable decline in electricity demand and GHG emissions in 2020 was caused by the economic crisis triggered by the corona pandemic. The social and economic impact of the pandemic led to a significant change in energy behaviour. In their current analysis, Agora Energiewende looks at the specific effects on the electricity sector and the status of the energy transition.
03.12.2020
The study "Climate Neutral Germany" shows feasible and cost-optimised ways in which Germany can become climate neutral by the year 2050. An energy economy based on renewable energies plays the most important role in this context - including in particular flexible hydrogen-powered thermal power plants and CHP plants. A novelty in the recent discussion about the application areas of green hydrogen
05.11.2020
The major Energy Outlook studies by IEA, BP and DNV GL are compared from a Power Systems perspective. The studies are characterised by their comprehensive view into the future of the global energy system. The data obtained in these studies is available to VDMA Power Systems (PS) and has been incorporated into our meta-analysis
01.10.2020
Supply bottlenecks during cold spells could be the result of the progressive electrification of the heating and transport sectors in 2030, with the simultaneous replacement of large-scale thermal power plants by fluctuating renewables - according to a report commissioned by ENGIE from E-CUBE Strategy Consultants and the Energy Economics Institute at the University of Cologne.
01.10.2020
Concerns about the dismantling plans of UK offshore wind operators come from researchers at the University of Leeds. They say the situation is comparable in Germany and Denmark.
03.09.2020
The World Economic Forum asked experts from IEA, IRENA, BNEF, as well as manufacturers, among others, for a joint forecast for trends and electricity production costs of wind and PV plants. The result is a three-page brief paper by the Global Future Council on Energy Technologies at the WEF that presents the findings in a graphically appealing way.
03.09.2020
Onshore wind should be replaced by offshore wind in order to increase the acceptance of a full RE supply in the EU at the lowest possible additional cost. This is the conclusion of a recent publication by Tim Tröndle of the Institute for Transformative Sustainability Research (IASS).
22.07.2020
A joint study by the German Energy Agency (dena), the Stiftung Umweltenergierecht (Foundation for Environmental Energy Law) and the Financial Research Institute at the University of Cologne envisages a significant financial relief for private households and industry.

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