Electricity mix

German electricity mix vs. EINHUNDERT electricity mix

German electricity mix in 2020*

48,9 % green electricity

  • Nuclear

  • Coal

  • Natural gas

  • Other fossils

  • Renewable energies

EINHUNDERT electricity mix

100 % green electricity

  • Other renewable energies

  • Renewable energies subsidized under the EEG

It is regulated by law that we must list a calculated share of EEG-subsidized electricity quantities here. However, 100% of our electricity comes from the generation plants listed below. #simplygreen

The electricity mix with EINHUNDERT

The EINHUNDERT electricity mix consists of 100% green electricity. An average of 30% is solar power directly from the roof. If the sun is not shining, green electricity is purchased from the grid. However, our customers don’t notice this – the electricity is always simply green. 

 

We rely on residual electricity from onshore wind power plants in Austria

Physical electricity flows between Austria and Germany, which we use to supply our customers with residual electricity. In this way, we contribute to making the entire German electricity mix greener. In contrast, green electricity from hydroelectric power plants in Norway, for example, is merely traded on paper, without actually having any influence on the electricity mix in Germany.

This can be compared to a lake into which nuclear and coal-fired, but also wind power and solar plants, feed electricity. The quality of the lake depends on how much the respective electricity producers let flow in. Green electricity, which is only traded on paper, doesn’t contribute to the quality of the lake – the physical green electricity from Austria, on the other hand,does. This means that end users have a say in who supplies electricity to the lake by choosing their electricity provider.

 

We contribute to the development of renewable energies

With the solar panels we install, we ensure that the share of clean electricity generation continues to increase. This distinguishes reputable green electricity suppliers from those who only trade in certificates.

 

How is the source of green electricity ensured?

To procure our green electricity, we work with established partners who are committed to the energy transition and rely on official guarantees of origin. Guarantees of origin certify in Germany how and where electricity was produced from renewable energy sources and are managed centrally by the Federal Environment Agency. They are comparable to a birth certificate.
This not only ensures the quality of the green electricity, but also that a certain quantity of a certain quality is only traded once. The trading and quality assurance of the electricity itself is carried out for us by the company Next Kraftwerke.

 

Next Kraftwerke

Next Kraftwerke about themselves:

„We operate one of Europe’s largest Virtual Power Plants. From our central control platform, we connect power-producing assets from renewable sources such as biogas, wind, and solar with commercial and industrial power consumers and power-storage systems. The resulting tight-knit network benefits everyone involved and the power grid as a whole.“ (Quote next-kraftwerke.com; 20.03.2018)