German green marketing scheme to grow 455 MW in November

Nov 5, 2019 | Montel

(Montel) Participation in Germany’s direct marketing scheme for renewables will increase 455 MW in November to 79,501 MW, according to TSO data published on Tuesday.

The scheme would see the amount of onshore wind jump 17 MW to 50,356 MW, with offshore wind volumes to swell by 260 MW to 7,873 MW, showed data from 50 Hertz, Amprion, Tennet and TransnetBW.

The participation of solar units would go up 148 MW to 13,769 MW and biomass capacity will grow 21 MW to 6,446 MW.

Meanwhile hydropower capacity will increase 9 MW to 794 MW, with geothermal capacity remaining steady at 34 MW. Participation from gases (landfill, sewage) will remain steady at 228 MW.

The direct marketing scheme grants renewables operators a premium on top of the wholesale price of power if they sell their production directly to market instead of through TSOs, which are otherwise obliged to pay fixed tariffs.

The scheme is mandatory for all new renewable energy installations with a capacity of more than 100 kW.