20 January 2017

Latest German 2016 offshore wind figures: 4.1 GW online

The Working Group for Offshore WindEnergy (https://www.agow.eu/) and other sector related stakeholders commissioned a report detailing the latest offshore wind figures in Germany.

In 2016, 156 additional offshore wind turbines generators (WTGs) went online, with a total capacity of 818 MW. By the end of 2016, a total of 947 WTGs were connected to the grid. This 4.1 GW combined capacity generated approximately 13 TWh in 2016, a 57% increase compared to the 8.3 TWh generated in 2015.

Offshore expansion is expected to continue with about 1.4 GW added in 2017, followed by 1 GW p.a. on average through 2019. Generally speaking, the momentum is expected to be somewhat tempered due to the 2017 Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) reduced expansion targets post 2020.

For further details, please refer to the fact sheet (in German) attached: Factsheet_Status_Offshore-Windenergieausbau_Jahr_2016

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