Green electricity production at its peak
by Volker H. Seibert
Green electricity production has climbed to a new high in Germany. According to calculations by the energy company E.ON, 104 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were produced by wind and solar plants as well as hydropower and biomass plants in the first half of 2018. Thus, for the first time in the first six months of the year, more than 100 billion kilowatt hours of green electricity were produced. Electricity from private photovoltaic systems that is directly consumed and not fed into the grid is not included in these figures.
At 55 billion kilowatt hours, onshore and offshore wind farms account for the lion's share of green electricity generation. These also account for 7 billion of the 9 billion kilowatt hours of growth in green electricity generation.