As of early 2020 there still were six nuclear plants in operation in the country. According to research institute Fraunhofer ISE, nuclear power provided about 14 percent of Germany’s net electricity last year, less than half as much as in the year 2000. However, the shutdown of Gundremmingen’s bloc B meant that Bavaria had to import large volumes of electricity in 2018 for the first time ever. Energy market observers say Germany must move quickly to get its renewables expansion back on track if the country wants to avoid a “green power gap” forcing it to rely on power imports or fossil reserve capacities as it phases out nuclear and coal power in the coming years.
Clean Energy Wire 25th March 2020 read more »