Renewable Energy Structure in German March 2023
More than half of the electricity generation comes from renewable energy, and Germany’s energy transformation is at the forefront of Europe.
In March 2023, the total electricity generation in Germany was 41.9TWh (1TWh=1000GWh), a year-on-year decrease of 2.9%.
Among them, renewable energy generated 22.9 TWh of electricity, a year-on-year increase of 28.9%, accounting for 25.0% of the total renewable energy generation in Europe in March.
This has led to a proportion of 54.7% of Germany’s renewable energy generation. Correspondingly, the proportion of traditional energy generation has decreased by nearly 14 percentage points compared to March last year.
From a more detailed energy classification perspective, it is not difficult to see the changes in the composition of renewable energy in Germany in the past year. It is not difficult to see that wind energy has become the pillar of clean energy in Germany in the past year: from 8.1TWh of electricity generation in March last year, it has sharply increased to 14.5TWh this year, a year-on-year increase of 79.0%, contributing 63.2% of Germany’s renewable energy generation.
The solar power generation that complements wind energy in the current month was 3.8TWh, a decrease of 30.9% compared to March last year; However, hydroelectric power generation has not been taken seriously by Germany for a long time, with monthly electricity generation around 1TWh.