London — Renewables generation in Germany fell in week 28, with wind power down by more than half, data from Fraunhofer ISE showed.
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Wind power output fell to its lowest in a month at a average of 6.9 GW in week 28, down 52.3% from the previous week. This marked a mere 13% of the total energy generation mix.
Similarly, solar power was also down by just over a fifth week on week at 7.3 GW, a contribution of 14% of the mix.
In order to counteract this deficit, coal-fired generation saw the greatest week-on-week change, up 60% at 4.3 GW. Additionally, lignite generation also rose over a third to 11.3 GW, taking the year-to-date average to 40.2 GW.
The Q3 2019 clean dark spread for a 35% efficient coal-fired power plant reached just over a month high, still in negative territory, at minus Eur4.90/MWh. It was last higher on June 5 at minus Eur4.84/MWh.
On the other hand, the clean spark spread for a 50% efficient plant eased in week 28 from the previous week, averaging Eur4.19/MWh, down 36 euro cent, S&P Global Platts calculations show.
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GERMAN POWER GENERATION IN WEEK 28
|Week 28 2019||Week 27 2019||on week change %||Week 28 average (GW)||YTD average (GW)|
|TWh (unless stated)||8.78|
Source: TSO data aggregated by Fraunhofer ISE
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