Energiewende: Energy turnaround: new coal-fired power plants with record capacity in 2013

Electricity suppliers in Germany have clearly completely underestimated the pace of development of renewables and overestimated the need for coal-fired power plants. In Germany, more coal-fired power plants are going online this year than ever before over the past 20 years. According to data from the Federal Network Agency, in 2013 new hard coal-fired power plants will for the first time produce power with a capacity of 5,300 megawatts (MW). Because it is planned for only almost 1,000 MW old hard coal-fired power plants to be shut down, the bottom line is that additional conventional power plant capacity with an output of 4,300 MW is entering what is now already a saturated market.
To the IWR press release Energy turnaround: More coal-fired power plants than ever before

Released on: 2013-02-27