The changes to the German and Bavarian energy systems introduced by the energy system transformation are associated with various challenges.
Since 2012, Prognos has been monitoring the energy system transformation in Bavaria and Germany on behalf of the vbw - Vereinigung der Bayerischen Wirtschaft e. V. (Bavarian Business Association). The focus is on power generation and electricity supply. In addition, the aspects of energy efficiency and environmental compatibility are considered.
Now the seventh version of the monitoring has been published. However, objectives and data collection methods for some basic data have changed in recent years, so that some indicators and their evaluation methods also had to be adjusted. The comparability of the statements with those of previous years is therefore not guaranteed in all cases. The main results are as follows:
In autumn 2010, the German Federal Government defined quantitative targets and then further developed them in order to achieve a secure, economic, environmentally and climate-friendly energy supply in the long term.
The increase in energy productivity and the expansion of renewable energies are of decisive importance.
Following the reactor catastrophe at Fukushima, the planned extension of the operating lives of nuclear power plants was replaced by an orderly phase-out plan for nuclear power, which will be implemented by 2022.
In October 2015, the Bavarian State Government presented the Bavarian Energy Programme, which includes quantitative targets up to 2025 and represents an update of the Bavarian Energy Concept from 2011. Increasing energy productivity and the expansion of renewable energies play decisive roles in the program. In Bavaria, too, objectives and data collection methods for some basic data have changed in recent years. Indicators and evaluation methods in the monitoring system have been adjusted accordingly.
Kunde: Association of the Bavarian Economy (vbw)