German Household Electricity Prices Reach New Record High In 2021…Share Of Green Electricity Falls!

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The German Association for Energy and Water Management (BDEW) recently presented the latest 2021 Energy Supply Annual Report as a PowerPoint presentation.

New record high price for electricity

In the presentation, slide no. 55 depicts the average household electricity costs in euro-cents per kilowatt-hour, for a home consuming 3500 kwh annually.

Electricity price [euro-cents] per kwh for average German household. Source: BDEW.

2021 saw a record price for households: 32.16 euro-cents per kilowatt-hour. It was the sixth year in a row with an increase. Electricity in 2021 costs double what it cost 20 years ago. Much of the price increase over the past two decades are the result of the EEG renewable energies feed-in act.

Share of green electricity falls from 46% to 42%!

Slide 36 shows two pie charts comparing the share of electricity coming from renewable energies for 2021 and 2020:

Only 42% of Germany’s electricity was generated by green energies in 2021. Source: BDEW .

Share of green electricity drops in 2021

It was a bad year for electricity generated by renewable energies like wind and sun. The chart above shows that the share of electricity generated by green energies fell from 46% in 2020 to 42% in 2021. Once again the majority of power was generated by the conventional sources of coal, nuclear and other fossil fuels.

2021 was also the first time in 22 years that the total power generation by green energies fell. In 2021, only 238 billion kwh of energy were produced compared to 250 billion kwh in 2020. In 2019, 241 billion kwh were produced.

Unstable power grid

Yet, this is not stopping Germany from moving ahead full speed to shut down a large number of conventional plants in the years ahead in a bid to go green. Experts are increasingly warning that Europe’s power grid is becoming increasingly unstable and that major blackouts are inevitable.

Large blackout in Berlin

Just two days ago, 90,000 households in Berlin went without electricity and heating for some 30 hours. Hot water supply was also interrupted.




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16 responses to “German Household Electricity Prices Reach New Record High In 2021…Share Of Green Electricity Falls!”

  1. Joe Chang

    is 0.32 per kWhr the full charge or is there a separate charge for kVA? and connection.

  2. John Hultquist

    I’m in the USA State of Washington using hydro power. My charges are $25.50 Facility Charge ($/month) and $0.0982 ($/kwh); minimum charge is $30.50 per month.
    I assume what Joe C. refers to as “connection” is my Facility Charge.

    Sorry, but I’m not doing the conversion to Euros.

  3. drumphish

    In September of 2007 I began electric service from an electric cooperative. The access fee was set at $8.00 each month. 96 dollars per year.

    The access fee is now priced at 49.75 USD per month. It now costs 597 USD per year when before Barack Obama was elected, the total was 1/6th of what it is now.

    “Electricity prices will necessarily triple.” – Barack Obama, POTUS

    In ten years of service, you end up paying 5970 dollars which once was 960 dollars.

    Starts to bite, bends you severely in the long haul.

    I want my money back.

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  12. bonbon

    Here is the reason :

    The good Victoria Nuland, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, of Ukraine Kiev Maidan coup-d’etat fame (with $5 billion US tax-dollars), lets the cat out of the oil drum :

    US actively working to delay certification of Nord Stream 2 – Nuland

    https://www.rt.com/russia/545784-us-delay-certification-nordstream2/

    D.C. is in -sync with the EU to halt NordStream2, and there was I thinking this was a provincial problem of local grass-roots (smoking) parties.

    So the rocketing bills to voters are all for their own energy security.

    Meanwhile the US diverts LG tankers from Asia to the EU – what a windfall!!! And this is Free-Lunch, sorry, Free-Trade!

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  15. Brian & Kim Allan

    Idiots! The only thing you can call people, countries & governments that think renewable energy will be reliable AND it will cost big, big $$$’s for the average consumer.

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