The German electricity system

This study applies the Multi Level Perspective (MLP) on the German electricity system. It combines niche and regime analyses to assess the feasibility of a transition in the German electricty system. For this, the following niches are considered: solar PV, on- and offshore wind, bioenergy, CFL/LED lighting, and smart meters. The regime analysis is broken down into the electricity generation regime, the electricity consumption regime and the electricity network regime. Based on the developments in these niches and regimes in the past 10-15 years we make an interpretive assessment of the feasibility of the German energy transition of the electricity system in the present.

Mission/objectives: 
Decarbonizing the German electricity system
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E-mail contact person: 
Karoline.Rogge@isi.fraunhofer.de