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German electricity demand is expected to increase by 10% by 2030

15 Jul 2021

Demand for electricity in Germany is forecasted to increase by 10% by 2030, according to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. This revision upwards from a previous forecast is due to a faster adoption of electric vehicles, with 14 million cars now expected on the road by 2030 up from a previous forecast of 10 million (+56 TWh between 2018 and 2030), the installation of about 6 million heat pumps in building (+35 TWh), the development of electricity consumed to produce hydrogen through electrolysers (+30 TWh) and the increasing demand of batteries manufacturing plants and data centres (+10 TWh). 

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