Germany Renewable Energy Policy Handbook 2022

Pages: 19 Published: February 04, 2022 Report Code: GDAE1461P

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Germany aims to achieve renewable power generation of 80% by 2030 as compared to the previous target of more than 60% by 2030. The country’s long-term objectives include increasing cost efficiency, increasing renewable energy generation, and grid integration.

Germany’s renewable energy policy handbook offers comprehensive information on major policies governing the renewable energy market in the country. The report also discusses renewable energy targets and plans along with the present policy framework, giving a fair idea of the overall growth potential of the renewable energy industry. Moreover, the report provides major technology-specific policies and incentives provided in the country.

What are the market dynamics of the German renewable energy market?

The renewable energy market in Germany has been growing at a considerable pace. Germany’s energy policy is coordinated by the BundesministeriumfürWirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi). The Federal Network Agency has regulated the energy sector since 2006 and it is the sector’s first independent regulatory body. It oversees a diverse range of sectors, including the electricity, gas, telecommunications, post, and railway sectors, each of which comes under a ruling chamber. The Federal Network Agency is primarily responsible for ensuring non-discriminatory third-party access to electricity networks and the regulation of fees. It is also responsible for maintaining transparency in the energy market and regulating and controlling tariffs and the terms of supply to power distribution companies. The energy policies of Germany are framed to enhance the security, efficiency, and environmental sustainability of the energy supply in the country. To this end, the government is focusing on the growth of renewable power in the country.

Germany has a bevy of regulations and incentives that help promote clean generation. Following the 2011 nuclear disaster in Japan, it closed several old reactors and prepared plans to shut down the others by 2023. As part of its efforts to increase the installed capacity of renewable power generation in Germany, the government has been granting incentives in the form of tax breaks, capital cost grants, and subsidies to encourage growth. Such incentives are expected to help offset the increased cost of the establishment of power plants, such as those that use biomass as fuel.

What are the major policies in Germany renewable energy market?

The major policies in the Germany renewable energy market are National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), German Coalition Green Energy Plans, Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG), Omnibus Energy Act, New Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Act, Nuclear Phase-Out by 2022, and Offshore Grid Development Plan.

National Energy and Climate Plan

To ensure European Union (EU) climate change targets are met, EU legislation mandated that each member state submit a 10-year plan called the NECP which states, how the members are planning to reach its national targets, including the binding national target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) that are not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). The plan includes targets such as reducing GHG emissions, primary energy use and increasing the share of renewables in gross final energy consumption.

German Coalition Green Energy Plans

In November 2021, the new coalition government revealed its Green Energy Plans updating targets from EEG 2021 and providing its intended action measures to achieve the target. The government reiterated its intention to phase out coal plants at a faster pace and replace it with clean energy. The government also expressed its intention to end the EEG levy by 2023.

Renewable Energy Source Act

The German government introduced the EEG act in 2000 to encourage the development of renewable energy in the country. In December 2020, the government introduced new amendments under the new EEG 2021. The primary targets included under these amendments are the goal of producing more than 60% of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2030 and achieving emission neutrality by 2050.

Omnibus Energy Act

In November 2018, the federal government adopted the Omnibus Energy Act, which aims to implement key points in the coalition agreement. It is primarily focused on the expansion of renewable energy with the introduction of special renewable energy auctions also called the innovation auction. The act also focuses on other points including the reduction of overfunding of PV and CHP projects in the country.

New Combined Heat and Power Act

The introduction of the new CHP Act 2016 aimed to highlight the significance of CHP systems as a flexible and balancing power source. The new CHP Act will enable a stronger integration of new CHP facilities into the future German power market. CHP power plant owners will be able to respond to market signals and be a crucial part of the variable RES such as wind and solar PV. The new CHP Act will also boost district heating and cooling by offering support for CHP electricity production in the current highly efficient gas-fired CHP systems of the district heating sector.

Nuclear Phase-Out by 2022

German Federal Government, together with the Minister-Presidents of the German states decided to shut down the nuclear plants considering all the safety measures in collaboration with the competent nuclear regulatory authorities of the states. The country is facing growing calls to postpone the deadlines of phase-out as coal exit of the country may bring challenges in meeting up the country’s demand and nuclear-being carbon-free, only can fulfill the baseload. However, it has been concluded that the country is moving out of nuclear energy by 2022.

Offshore Grid Development Plan

Being acutely aware of the fact that the planned phase-out of nuclear energy and the reduced consumption of fossil energy sources require a firm commitment to developing offshore wind energy, the German government modified the Energy Industry Act in 2007. Under this act, grid operators are required not to delay linking offshore wind parks to the grid.

The offshore grid development plan provides wind farm project companies a schedule for the connection of offshore wind farms to the grid, and it will be reviewed and approved by the Federal Grid Agency. Delay in the construction of the wind farm will need to be reported to the grid operator, and if the completion of the wind farm is delayed, then the capacity allocated to it under the Offshore Grid Development Plan will be allocated to another project. Delay in the connection of offshore wind farms to the grid will also lead to the imposition of penalties on grid operators.

Market report scope

Key policies National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), German Coalition Green Energy Plans, Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG), Omnibus Energy Act, New Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Act, Nuclear Phase-Out by 2022, and Offshore Grid Development Plan

Scope

  • The report covers policy measures and incentives used by Germany to promote renewable energy.
  • The report details promotional measures in Germany both for the overall renewable energy industry and for specific renewable energy technologies that have potential in the country.

Reasons to Buy

The report will enhance your decision-making capability in a more rapid and time-sensitive manner. It will allow you to:

  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about policy decisions being taken for different renewable energy sources.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in exploiting various renewable technologies.
  • Compare the level of support provided to different renewable energy technologies in the country.
  • Be ahead of the competition by keeping yourself abreast of all the latest policy changes.

Table of Contents

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1 Germany Power Market, Regulatory Scenario

1.1 Renewable Energy Market, Overview

1.2 Renewable Energy Targets

1.3 National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) (2021-2030)

1.4 German Coalition Green Energy Plans

1.5 National Hydrogen Strategy

1.6 Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG)

1.7 Renewable Energy Auctions (2020)

Onshore wind energy auctions

Solar PV auctions

Biomass auctions

Joint Auctions for Onshore Wind and Solar Power Projects

Innovation Tender

1.8 Omnibus Energy Act

1.9 Nuclear Phase Out by 2022

1.10 New Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Act, 2016

1.11 Offshore Grid Development Plan 2030 (2017/2019)

1.12 Tenants’ Solar Power Supply

2 Appendix

2.1 Abbreviations

2.2 Market Definitions

Power

Renewable Power

Installed Capacity

Electricity Generation

Electricity Consumption

2.3 Methodology

Coverage

Secondary Research

Primary Research

Modelling and Forecasting

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List of Tables

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Table 1: Renewable Energy Targets, 2030

Table 2: Targets and Measures, Green Energy Plan, 2030

Table 3: Annual Capacity Expansion Under EEG 2021

Table 4: Germany, Onshore Wind Auction Results, 2021

Table 5: Germany, Onshore Wind Auction Results, 2020

Table 6: Germany, Solar PV Auction Results, 2021

Table 7: Germany, Solar PV Auction Results, 2020

Table 8: Germany, Biopower Auction Results, 2020 – 2021

Table 9: Germany, Joint Auction Results, 2020

Table 10: Germany, Innovation Tender, 2020 – 2021

Table 11: Germany, Support for CHP electricity injected into the grid (€c/kWh), 2019

Table 12: Germany, CHP Support for Auto-consumption, 2019

Table 13: Germany, Supply to third party outside public grid (Kontraktore), 2019

Table 14: Abbreviations

List of Figures

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Table 1: Renewable Energy Targets, 2030

Table 2: Targets and Measures, Green Energy Plan, 2030

Table 3: Annual Capacity Expansion Under EEG 2021

Table 4: Germany, Onshore Wind Auction Results, 2021

Table 5: Germany, Onshore Wind Auction Results, 2020

Table 6: Germany, Solar PV Auction Results, 2021

Table 7: Germany, Solar PV Auction Results, 2020

Table 8: Germany, Biopower Auction Results, 2020 – 2021

Table 9: Germany, Joint Auction Results, 2020

Table 10: Germany, Innovation Tender, 2020 – 2021

Table 11: Germany, Support for CHP electricity injected into the grid (€c/kWh), 2019

Table 12: Germany, CHP Support for Auto-consumption, 2019

Table 13: Germany, Supply to third party outside public grid (Kontraktore), 2019

Table 14: Abbreviations

Frequently Asked Questions

Germany aims to achieve renewable power generation of 80% by 2030 as compared to the previous target of more than 60% by 2030. The country’s long-term objectives include increasing cost efficiency, increasing renewable energy generation, and grid integration.

Germany aims to reduce GHG emissions by more than 50% in 2030 in comparison to 1990.

The major policies of Germany’s renewable energy industry are National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP), German Coalition Green Energy Plans, Renewable Energy Source Act (EEG), Omnibus Energy Act, New Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Act, Nuclear Phase-Out by 2022, and Offshore Grid Development Plan.

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