Why Germany is failing in the energy transition
In the first decade of the new millennium, Germany was the great role model in the energy transition, why, on the other hand, the current EEG policy leads to disaster.
A few weeks ago, an old friend from Munich called me. He owns a house with several rental apartments and wanted to install photovoltaics. But everything was so complicated, he said, that it just didn't pay off. Excuse me? Not paying off? With the extremely high spot market prices of electricity? What could be more profitable than photovoltaics and a battery? Explicitly battery and not rip-off usury price electricity storage.
After he said he couldn't find a decent electricity dealer, I searched around, called and nothing came up. 6 cents/kWh when the sports market fluctuates between 20 and 40 cents is a cheek.
None of the Austrian electricity traders that allow simple customers to sell electricity on the spot market operate in Germany. Why? An insurmountable bulwark of bureaucracy and regulations.
00:26 Phase 1 up to 70 GW: shut down caloric power plants.
01:19 Phase 2 70 to 300 GW: Day/night balancing with batteries.
02:27 Phase 3 above 300 GW: summer/winter balancing via Power to X.
04:15 Current German EEG tariffs table
05:04 GEMINI next generation house with 40 kW photovoltaic and 100 kWh batteries
05:38 Big bureaucrat puzzle quiz: how does the EEG treat this?
06:35 And another PV garden fence in the south
07:08 And another PV garden fence in the east
07:48 Day ahead auction on the spot market
08:14 Price formation on the electricity spot market
08:47 Supply and demand determine the price
08:58 A GnG could have sold 100 kWh of electricity for 40 € on March 3
09:55 Why have 40 kW PV and 100 kWh battery in Germany?
11:13 The EEG levy typical before 2021
12:34 The EEG levy typical for 2022
13:24 Germany exports electricity when it is cheap, imports when it is expensive
14:06 Fraunhofer study: this is how it should still be in 2050
15:02 Bild der Wissenschaft August 1, 1997: Lithium manganese batteries
16:00 Lindner: 200 billion € for climate protection
16:48 Motivation by EEG and free market
19:04 Decide for a workable energy transition
Music: Andy Mangele