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Decrease of Germany net electricity export in 2020.

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In Germany, the net electricity export has decreased compared to years 2018 and 2019. During the month January, the country has imported more electricity that exporting. 

Data. Bundesnetzagentur
Analysis: oranIT GmbH

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Matt Chester on May 18, 2020

So because this trend started in January and February, I assume it's safe to say this isn't related to the Covid situation-- so what are the main drivers? And how will the continuing pandemic situation affect those trends, if at all?

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Bob Meinetz on May 18, 2020

Matt, power consumption in Germany has been declining over the past two years:

so no, it's not really safe to say that - hard to know what we can conclude from Hamzeh's chart. A chart showing the percentage of exported energy would at least remove total production from the equation, which could be affected by Germany's economy, weather, or other factors.

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