Wind power in Germany is leading the way in the field of renewable electricity generation. In 2022, around 37.4 TWh of wind power were supplied across the 50Hertz grid area, with 33.8 TWh and 3.6 TWh of this total generated by onshore and offshore wind turbines, respectively.
Information about the installed wind power capacity across the 50Hertz grid area can be found here.
The operators of the German energy supply grids are obliged by the EEG to feed in all electricity generated from renewable sources into the grid with a high priority. In order to maintain the balance between offer and demand, 50Hertz (as transmission system operator, TSO) has to compensate for the fluctuations in generational capacity which, at times, can be considerable.As the TSO is responsible for the grid area in the eastern German states and Hamburg, 50Hertz ensures the permanent balance between the electricity offered and demanded - and therefore maintains a constant grid frequency, which is a decisive factor for supply security.
Below, you will find a summary relating to wind power in the 50Hertz grid area.
Grid area of 50Hertz Transmission: wind power specifications 2021 to 2022
The data from the table refer to wind power generational capacity, including direct marketing, and are based on the extrapolation of the actual figures (15 minute mean capacity figures).
The following forecasted and extrapolated data show the wind power being fed into the 50Hertz grid area.
These data are of particular interest for market players such as wind power electricity traders and direct marketers, but also for associations, politics or universities, which is why 50Hertz makes them publically available.
The forecast values for wind power feed-in to the 50Hertz grid area are based on values from service providers. The data provided is always those of 09:00 hrs the previous day and the publication takes place daily at 18:00 hrs for the entire following 24 hours.
Based on the weather models (e.g. GFS, ECMWF) and the master data (geographic coordinates, address etc.) of the individual PV installations, physical as well as statistical capacities are calculated for the near future of up to eight days.
For each 15 minute duration, a capacity value is supplied in megawatts (MW). A quarter of an hour for which no values are given, is entered as ‘not available’ (n.a.).
A table of the wind power feed-in values, including past values, is available here for download in CSV Format:
The actual (onshore & offshore) wind power feed-in values in the 50Hertz grid area presented in the chart are determined by extrapolation of the current measured values from selected wind farms.
The 15 minute mean from the extrapolation is published as the capacity value in megawatts (MW) for the relevant quarter of an hour. A quarter of an hour for which no values are given, is entered as ‘not available’ (n.a.) up to and including 2008, and is given -1 as value as of 2009.
A table, including past values, is available here for download in CSV Format:
Here you can find our publications on wind power feed-in of the previous years: