The electricity generation in Germany is based on a broad mix of energy carriers. On the one hand, this reduces the dependency on individual exporting countries. On the other hand, a mix of various energy carriers is less affected by price fluctuations on global markets.
Apart from the extension of renewable energy, the more efficient consumption of fossil fuels will remain an important issue in the future. Especially power-heat cogeneration and the combination of decentralized production plants within an intelligent network (virtual power plant) can also contribute to the reduction of CO2.
For many years, the Research Center for Energy Economics (FfE) has been conducting analyses of energy supply structures, the respective market environment and the future energy demand.
Current and future energy consumption on the level of primary, secondary and effective energy
Scenarios of future supply structures
Assessment of framework on environmental policy
- EU Displacement Mix - A Simplified Marginal Method to Determine Environmental Factors for Technologies Coupling Heat and Power in the European Union 16 May 2018
- Harmonization and development of methods for a spatial and temporal resolution of energy demands (DemandRegio) 10 August 2017
- Sun2Car@GAP – On-site Consumption of Photovoltaic Energy with Electric Vehicles 05 February 2017
- 12th IAEE European Energy Conference 05 February 2017
- EnEff:city – opportunities and risks of CHP within the political framework 05 February 2017