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Analyzing the Power Market in Germany

  • May 2013
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  • Aruvian's R'search
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  • 80 pages

The German electricity market is Europe's largest, with annual power consumption of over 500 TWh and a generation capacity of over 100 GW. Liberalization of the electricity market and the gradual opening up of the electricity market in the EU has made the German electricity sector one of the most competitive sectors in Europe. Electricity transmission has been unbundled and made more accommodating for third-party access to transmission and distribution assets through negotiations among the parties.

Germany has the largest and most reliable electric grid in Europe. The German transmission grid is operated by four large energy supply companies, namely EnBW Transportnetzgesellschaft, E.ON Net, RWE Transportnetz Strom and Vattenfall Europe Transmission. Grid operators play a vital role in the secure supply of electricity. They are responsible for maintaining and ensuring balance between generation and consumption at any point in time.

The German energy market is a healthy market place with enough room for four vertically integrated suppliers – Amprion (formerly RWE), EnBW Transportnetze, TenneT TSO (formerly E.ON), and 50Hertz Transmission (formerly Vattenfall Europe) - who supply approximately half of the market, and a thriving regional and municipal supplier market with both distribution and retail assets. A single-price settlement scheme with quarter-hour settlement periods is implemented in the four control areas supplied by the four main suppliers, with the European Energy Exchange (EEX) acting as a common point of reference for domestic electricity prices. More than one thousand market participants are active in the fully liberalized German electricity market, with new market actors successfully entering the domestic electricity market.

Aruvian Research analyzes the Power Market in Germany in its research offering Analyzing the Power Market in Germany. The report begins with a brief profile of the global energy industry and moves on to analyze the power situation in Western Europe. We analyze the power sources in the region as well as power consumption and generation statistics. We also include a geographic segmentation of the power market in Western Europe.

Moving on to the analysis of the power industry in Germany we look at industry statistics, the power consumption in Germany, installed capacity of power in the country as well as the regulations impacting the power industry.

The various power sources in Germany are also analyzed such as thermal power sources, renewable energy sources as well as nuclear power sources amongst others. The power trade in Germany is also looked at. Next we look at the power transmission and distribution network as well in Germany along with a brief profile of the electric grid in the country. Major power projects in Germany are also analyzed.

The report wraps up with an analysis of the major industry players as well as the competition in the industry.

Table Of Contents

Analyzing the Power Market in Germany
Table of Contents

A. Executive Summary

B. Global Energy Industry: Brief Profile
B.1 Industry Definition
B.2 Brief Profile of the Industry
B.3 Looking at the Global Oil Market
B.4 Looking at the Global Natural Gas
B.5 Looking at Other Fuels
B.6 Impacts on the Industry
B.7 Challenges Facing the Industry
B.8 Future Perspective

C. Power Situation in Western Europe
C.1 Industry Overview
C.2 Power Sources in Western Europe
C.3 Power Generation and Consumption
C.4 Geographic Segmentation

D. Analyzing the Power Industry in Germany
D.1 Industry Overview
D.2 Power Consumption
D.3 Installed Capacity of Power
D.4 Regulatory Framework

E. Power Sources in Germany
E.1 Overview
E.2 Thermal Power Generation
E.3 Power from Renewable Energy Sources
E.4 Hydropower Generation
E.5 Nuclear Power Generation

F. Power Trade in Germany

G. Power Transmission and Distribution Network in Germany
G.1 Overview of Infrastructure
G.2 Electric Grid in Germany
G.3 Power Transmission and Distribution

H. Major Power Projects in Germany

I. Major Industry Players and Competition in the Industry
I.1 Competition in the Industry
I.2 Amprion GmbH
I.3 Enbw Energie Baden Wuerttemberg AG
I.4 E.On AG
I.5 RWE Power AG
I.6 Vattenfall AB

J. Glossary of Terms



List of Figures

Figure 1: Proved Reserves of Oil at end of 2011
Figure 2: Proved Reserves of Natural Gas at 2011 (Trillion Cubic Meters)
Figure 3: Control over Production of Remaining Commercial Reserves of Natural Gas
Figure 4: Proved Reserves of Coal at end of 2011
Figure 5: Global Energy Consumption Forecast (2003-2030)
Figure 6: Global Energy Consumption Forecast by Fuel Type (1980-2030)
Figure 7: Installed Capacity of Power in Western Europe (MW), 2012-2020
Figure 8: Power Sources in Western Europe in 2012 and 2020
Figure 9: Power Consumption and Generation in Western Europe (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 10: Share of the Power Market in Western Europe by Major Countries (%), 2012
Figure 11: Power Consumption in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 12: Sector-wise Consumption of Power in Germany (%), 2012
Figure 13: Installed Capacity of Power in Germany (in MW), 2012-2020
Figure 14: Major Power Sources in Germany (%), 2012
Figure 15: Power Generated from Thermal Sources in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 16: Power Generated from Coal, Gas and Oil in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 17: Renewable Power Generation in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 18: Renewable Power Generation from Biomass, Biogas, Wind, Solar PV and Geothermal (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 19: Hydropower Generation in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 20: Nuclear Power Generation in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Figure 21: Major Players in the Power Industry in Germany and Market Share (%), 2012



List of Tables

Table 1: Installed Capacity of Power in Western Europe (MW), 2012-2020
Table 2: Power Consumption and Generation in Western Europe (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 3: Power Consumption in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 4: Installed Capacity of Power in Germany (in MW), 2012-2020
Table 5: Power Generated from Thermal Sources in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 6: Power Generated from Coal, Gas and Oil in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 7: Renewable Power Generation in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 8: Renewable Power Generation from Biomass, Biogas, Wind, Solar PV and Geothermal (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 9: Hydropower Generation in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 10: Nuclear Power Generation in Germany (in GWh), 2012-2020
Table 11: Germany's Power Imports (in GWh), 2011
Table 12: Germany's Power Exports (in GWh), 2011
Table 13: Power Transmission Lines in Germany (in Ckm)
Table 14: Power Distribution Lines in Germany (in Ckm)
Table 15: Major Thermal Power Plants in Germany
Table 16: Major Upcoming Thermal Power Plants in Germany
Table 17: Power Plants in Germany using Renewable Energy
Table 18: Major Upcoming Power Plants in Germany using Renewable Energy
Table 19: Major Hydropower Plants in Germany
Table 20: Major Upcoming Hydropower Plants in Germany
Table 21: Major Nuclear Power Plants in Germany




Companies Mentioned

Amprion GmbH
Enbw Energie Baden Wuerttemberg AG
E.On AG
RWE Power AG
Vattenfall AB

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