1,450 gigawatt-hours of electricity produced from sewage gas in 2016

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Headline: 1,450 gigawatt-hours of electricity produced from sewage gas in 2016

WIESBADEN – In 2016, a total of 1,450 gigawatt-hours of electricity were produced from sewage gas of sewage treatment plants in Germany. Compared with 2015, this was a 3.9% increase. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that sewage gas accounted for roughly 1% of the total electricity produced from renewable energy sources in 2016. This output would have been sufficient to provide a city like Frankfurt am Main with electricity for a whole year (assuming an average per capita electricity consumption of roughly 1,900 kilowatt-hours). The sewage treatment plants consumed 92% of the electricity they had produced and fed 8% into the public grid.Long time series are available in tables sewage gas (43381-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database.

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