Thanks, that proves the following..
1) bid prices bear absolutely NO relation to the REAL cost of Generation
They are lower, because companies want to earn money running those RE power systems
2) One bid of 6c above market price was accepted !
That's the one exception for a small windpark, all others ended at 0ct/kWh. That's why the average price is 0,44ct/kWh
..effectively (11-12c/kWh )
3) the bids at 0c/kWh are simply wanting access to the market , and intend to bid for spot prices ( 20+c/kWh ?)
Thy want access to the grid and access to the location. None of those winning comapnies (Dong and ENBW) Need Access to the market.
Of course they do NOT aim for spot Prices, those offshore wind turbines produce around 6000kWh per year and 1kW installed.
Baseload price in Germany is around 3ct/kWh.
4) Those 0c bidders fully expect higher market price opportunities in the future ...not cheaper power !
Yep. Maybe 4ct/kWh.
5) The 0c bidders still have the option until 2021, not to build at all. !
They have to pay a high panalty if they don't build them.
The $14c/kWh is not my number ,..
... its the US eia.gov official ECOE cost for OS wind power forecast for 2022 start up.
And it's far from what offshore wind power generation costs in Germany. Some outdated forecast of a fossil fuel lobby vs. actual reality.
Cost for grid connection is a different story, I don't have the numbers here.
no, because if it was , it would cripple Germany's industry base and destroy the economy .
Its better to load the costs onto domestic consumers via taxation etc, and give industry the tax break to keep it viable.
You have to keep that in mind if you want to compare electricity Prices it is not only about household tarrifs.
Also high electricity prices are not a problem per se. Our industry is usually quite competitive on a global perpective, the price of electricity doesn't matter much (with very few exeptions like aluminium production which is the reason why more than 90% of aluminium produced in Germany is made from recycling). Industry itself invests in renewable energy, too. BMW built 4 wind power planst in ist Leipzig facility where they build the i3, Daimler builds a large solar roof in its new battery factory in Kamenz just to mention two projects from the electric vehicle sector.
it you look again at the chart i posted, you will see the imports occur at the am/pm peak hours when solar is not available and the wind has died..its a peak such that the thermal generators cannot respond fast enough, ( they already pulled back the power they were exporting) hence the NEED to import.
Why else would you import with plenty of thermal capacity standing idle ??
If importing is cheaper than producing you import. There are also grid restrictions and there are long term contracts.
It's much, much more complicated than you think or your picture Shows.
We have the BNetzA to provide Information what is needed for grid stability in Germany. The stuff is written in German (obviously), this is for excample the analysis of your electricty supply after shutting down the last remaining nuclear power plants in 2022.
As you can see / imagine this is not done without knowing what will happen.
https://www.bundesnetzagentur.de/Shared ... onFile&v=2
Btw, grid stability in Germany is very good and improved over recent years despite higher solar+wind share, as you can see on the SAIDI index:
For comparison SAIDI index for France is significantly higher (=worse)
and the power is taxed highly because.... ????
This is a result of tax reforms ca. 15 years ago when there was a decission to lower taxes on work but increase taxes on energy consumption.
Maybe there is some need for clearification: In Germany taxes on electricity / energy have _nothing_ to do with solar and wind power, financing them is an entirely different system (Umlageverfahren). (the exeption is that you pay VAT on the EEG Umlage). You see the cost of the EEG on your electricity bill, but this is _not_ a tax.
So government could lower the taxes on electricity any time without compromising solar and wind financing.
most of Germany's RE (Wind + solar) has been installed since 2000.
that chart shows that since 2000 to date, the 100GW of RE installed has resulted in a <5% reduction in CO2 ...!
Not so bad, isn't it? RE was able to replace most of our nuclear power plus adding some extra electricity to the mix in just a few years! Who would have believed that back in 2000?
RE will replace all of our nuclear power plants plus most of our coal power plants in another 17 years plus providing electricity for new electric cars.
other countries that are installing high % of Wind / solar are also seeing escalating electricity prices...and power reliability problems in some cases.
We don't have power reliability problems.
I personally also do not have a problem with electricity prices, too. For a typical German houshold Prices are still low enough that they simply don't matter. If the price of electricity would double (which is very unlikely) I wouldn't care much. I think this woul be a small price to get rid of the fossil and nuclear power plants.
My electric bikes consume 0.3-0.5 kWh/100km, my speed pedelec (45km/h) consumes around 1.0-1.5 kWh/100km and an efficient electric car like the Hyudai Ioniq consumes around 13kWh/100km. So 25ct/kWh is perfectly fine and even 50ct/kWh (which will not happen) wouldn't hurt me either.
I just wouldn't buy a Tesla S that consumes 20kWh/100km (but for those willing to pay 100,000 Euro for a car that wouldn't matter either)
On the other hand:
Breathing those ICE car emissions while cycling in my city or the still significant risk of a nuclear reactor melting down are of MUCH higher concern to me. I want to stop that. ASAP.