Impact of the EEG 2021 on the share of renewables in electricity demand in 2030

The EWI analysis shows that Germany could significantly miss the 65 percent target for the share of renewable energies in gross electricity demand. A team from EWI calculated that gross electricity consumption could rise to 685 terawatt hours per year by 2030. At the same time, the assumption from the Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz (EEG 2021) for electricity generation from renewables of 377 TWh per year was adopted. The share of renewable energies would thus be only 55 percent instead of the targeted 65 percent.

Type of Publication: Misc. Publication
Sponsored by: Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e. V.
Written by: Max Gierkink, Tobias Sprenger
Date: April 2021
Type of Publication: Misc. Publication
Sponsored by: Gesellschaft zur Förderung des Energiewirtschaftlichen Instituts an der Universität zu Köln e. V.
Written by: Max Gierkink, Tobias Sprenger
Date: April 2021