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  • 4 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    Last week an initial breakthrough was made to further accelerate Germany’s shift to renewable energy. The country’s four major grid operators provided the German government with a new plan for a major grid expansion. The government is reviewing the plan and has recently intensified high-level meetings among national and state-level players. Germany Trade & Invest […]

  • 21 September 2010
    Wind Farm Update

    Construction of Germany’s newest offshore wind park has recently been completed. The 21 wind turbines that make up the Baltic Sea wind farm – dubbed Baltic 1 – are now complete and set to enter the commissioning phase, the final step before energy production can begin.

  • 20 May 2011
    Grid Connection

    Germany is planning an energy superhighway from north to south to connect its growing wind energy supply with high energy demand regions. Both onshore and offshore wind energy is so far generated primarily in northern Germany, whereas energy consumption is highest in southern and western regions. Today, more wind power is produced in Germany than […]

  • 13 April 2012

    The Chinese subsidiary Jade Werke will begin production of steel fundaments for offshore wind parks in Germany as early as 2013. The company is investing EUR 50 million in a production plant in Wilhelmshaven, with construction planned to begin this summer. Germany Trade & Invest experts will share the latest news and business opportunities in […]

  • 21 March 2011
    Business & Finance

    Germany’s new offshore wind park off the Baltic Sea coast is set to enter the testing phase, adding yet another confirmation to Germany’s lead in renewable energy and environmental technologies. With keynote speakers on four different areas, Germany Trade & Invest will be at this year’s AMERICANA in Montreal, Canada, from March 22-24 to highlight […]

  • 25 October 2019

    Offshore wind produced nearly 17 billion kWh of renewable energy in Germany in the first three quarters of 2019, representing a 31% increase compared to the previous year. The figures were released by the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research BadenWürttemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW) based on an initial assessment. […]

  • 27 April 2011

    With Chancellor Merkel’s government turning its back on nuclear power, offshore wind parks are to pick up the slack. By Frank Dohmen and Alexander Jung (spiegel) [mappress] Source: spiegel, April 27, 2011;

  • 20 December 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders

    The European Commission has found amendments to the German Law on support to the production of renewable electricity (EEG 2017), which stipulate that support will mainly be granted through competitive auctions and not through feed-in tariffs from 2017 onward, to be in line with EU state aid rules. The amended EEG 2017 also included a draft bill […]

  • 4 November 2015
    Grid Connection, Operations & Maintenance

    The share of renewable energy input into Germany’s gross national energy requirement is set to hit the 33% mark in 2015 if the unpredictable late autumn stats do not throw a spanner in the works, Germany Trade & Invest reports. Some 193 billion kilowatt hours will come from offshore and onshore wind, solar, and other renewable sources for 2015, […]

  • 27 August 2018
    Wind Farm Update

    BARD Offshore 1, the first commercial offshore wind farm in Germany, marked five years of service on 26 August.

  • 25 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    CWind’s services to the offshore wind industry will soon be available in Germany, as the company today announced the launch of its wholly-owned German subsidiary. CWind Germany will be headquartered in Hamburg and will be responsible for the sales and marketing of CWind’s services in Germany. The company has also said it has won the licence […]

  • 12 June 2012
    Grid Connection

    The German government’s plan to improve the storage capacity of the present grid by installing approximately 1,800 kilometres of new, high voltage power lines by 2012 resulted in only 214 kilometres of installed power lines until June 7, writes the news portal. After renouncing nuclear power, Germany’s process to shift to renewables will require […]

  • 6 February 2012
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Germany recently passed the 20 percent mark for renewable energy in the electricity mix. And the federal KfW bank group has introduced a new plan to further accelerate this shift to renewables, with increases in multimillion euro business loans now available. As more renewable energy is generated, energy management and storage are also receiving increased […]

  • 31 January 2020
    Grid Connection

    The converter for 50Hertz and Energinet’s Combined Grid Solution interconnector in the Baltic Sea is ready for energization. The energization will include all converter components as well as the expansion in the substation in Bentwisch, and control technology, 50Hertz said. Developed by Denmark’s Energinet and Germany’s 50Hertz, the Combined Grid Solution is the world’s first […]

  • 4 March 2012
    Authorities, Grid Connection

      German offshore wind revolution faces risk because of delays in connecting the turbines to the grid, reports the National. E.ON and RWE warned that the power connections would not be ready in time and that the consequences could be disastrous. Germany may respond by introducing new investors but the problems are bad news for […]

  • 21 February 2013

    Norway’s role as one of Germany’s most important energy suppliers is to be further reinforced, as advocated by Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel during a state visit to Oslo on Wednesday.  “It is my firm conviction that Norway will also play a role in future as an important pillar of the German gas supply, and we […]

  • 11 February 2015

    TenneT, Statnett, and KfW have given a green light for the electricity connection between Norway and Germany by signing the ownership agreement yesterday. Construction of the system will start as soon as contracts are signed with the contractors responsible for the production and installation of the cable and converter stations. ‘This is again a major step towards […]

  • 11 November 2016

    Since the last time we looked at the status of Germany’s offshore wind industry only two years ago in July 2014, the number of operational offshore wind turbines has jumped from just 141 capable of producing 616MW to 835 grid connected turbines capable of 3,552MW in July 2016 and another 54 installed turbines not yet […]

  • 4 May 2016
    Business & Finance

    Following the recent launch of its Dutch office, the recruitment specialist ERSG has opened a new office in Hamburg, Germany.  ERSG has appointed Taimur Malik as the Country Manager in Germany. Malik said: “I am tremendously excited to be joining ERSG as the Country Manager for Germany. Having worked in Germany for the last 8 years and having […]

  • 7 August 2012
    Training & Education

    As the UK prepares for the future development of larger wind farms in deeper waters, as part of Round Three leasing, the techniques and experience that has been perfected will now need to be adapted to cope with the harsher conditions of working further offshore. The German renewables market has vast experience of this type […]

  • 26 June 2019
    Business & Finance

    Offshore wind in Germany produced 12 billion kWh in the first half of 2019, which is a 30% increase compared to 9.2 billion kWh in the first half of 2018, according to preliminary calculations. The research is being conducted by the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW) and the German Association of Energy and Water […]

  • 29 November 2011

    As Germany prepares for a major expansion of offshore wind to replace nuclear power, companies like French giant Areva and US-based General Electric (GE) have flocked to the German coastlines. With wind parks planned for both the North Sea and Baltic Sea, the buildup can be felt in the country’s seaports and hinterlands. Germany Trade […]

  • 21 December 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, Wind Farm Update

    Germany’s offshore wind farms have generated 1.3% of the overall energy produced country-wide in 2015, a 550% increase compared to a 0.2% contribution by offshore wind turbines in 2014, according to the data released by the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW). Overall, energy generated from renewable sources has been the biggest contributor to Germany’s energy […]

  • 17 November 2010

    The operators of Germany’s first offshore wind farm on Tuesday urged the German government to increase incentives to expand the generation…   (upi) [mappress] Source: upi, November 17, 2010;

  • 6 December 2018
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The German government is set to instruct the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH) to assess the ways of increasing the country’s 2030 offshore wind capacity goal from 15GW to 20GW.

  • 4 December 2012
    Grid Connection

    The Norwegian power grid operator Statnett, KfW IPEX-Bank on behalf of KfW and TenneT TSO GmbH, transmission system operator for the German North Sea region, have concluded a cooperation agreement to develop and construct a subsea cable between Germany and Norway. The high voltage direct current interconnector will enable energy to flow between Germany and […]