Heat supply consumes particularly high amounts of energy
70,735 Gigawatt hours of final energy were consumed in the area of the Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain in 2019. Final energy is that part of the energy produced that reaches the consumer, e.g. in the form of fuels or electricity. A particularly large amount of energy is consumed for heat.
Final energy consumption: Most energy is needed to provide heat
Nearly 39 percent of total final energy consumption in the region in 2019 was for the supply of heat. Around 34 percent was consumed for fossil fuels in the mobility sector and 27 percent for electricity. Electricity consumption includes both electricity for heat generation and electricity for mobility. The high shares of heat and fuels for mobility in total energy consumption illustrate that the areas of heat and mobility are extremely significant for the energy transition.
Where is electricity consumed?
Total electricity consumption in 2019 was around 13,521 Gigawatt hours. At 41 percent, the industry sector consumed the most electricity. The commercial, trade and services sector followed in second place with around 32 percent. Households consumed 25 percent of the total electricity. Public institutions had the lowest electricity consumption at around 3 percent.
Where is heat consumed?
Heat consumption was 27,477 Gigawatt hours in 2019. The share of the individual sectors was distributed somewhat differently than for electricity consumption: at 46 percent, the household sector consumed the most heat in 2019. Industry followed in second place with 35 percent. The high share of the industry sector is due in particular to consumption for process heat. The commercial, trade, services sector had an 18 percent share of total heat consumption. Public facilities including infrastructure had the lowest share of heat consumption at 2 percent.
Private transport consumes more than half of the energy of the entire mobility sector
Total consumption in the mobility sector was 29,737 Gigawatt hours in 2019. The largest energy consumer was private motorized transport at 54 percent. This was followed by freight transport at 23 percent and local public transport at 18 percent. Long-distance passenger transport accounted for 4 percent of total energy consumption. Passenger air transport accounted for less than 1 percent of energy consumption in the region.
In the mobility sector, diesel dominates energy consumption
The mobility sector is dominated by fossil fuels - more than 80 percent of energy consumption in 2019 was based on them. The most consumed fuel was diesel, with a share of around 41 percent. Gasoline followed close behind at 36 percent. Kerosene had a share of about 4 percent. Gas had the smallest share of all energy sources in energy consumption, at less than 1 percent. Around 18 percent of energy consumption in the mobility sector was covered by electricity in 2019. Electricity is used, for example, to operate streetcars or electric vehicles.
Fossil fuels also dominate final energy consumption in the other four sectors
The remaining four sectors - households, industry, public institutions, and commerce, trade, and services - consumed 40,998 Gigawatt hours of final energy in 2019. Natural gas was the most frequently used energy source, accounting for around 42 percent. It was followed by electricity at 33 percent. About 14 percent was supplied by coal and petroleum. District heating (consisting of hot water) and district steam (consisting of steam at a higher temperature) accounted for 8 percent of consumption. The portion referred to as "other" includes less common energy sources, such as liquefied petroleum gas, and accounted for 2 percent. The share of locally generated energy from renewable sources has been very low, at 1 percent.
Data basis on electricity and heat consumption
The information on electricity and heat consumption in the region has been compiled from the municipal energy profile for the Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain (as of 2019). You can find the profile as well as detailed data on the individual member municipalities and administrative districts under Municipal Energy Profiles and in the Climate-Energy-Atlas. When calculating the energy profiles, we are dependent on the availability of various third-party data, some of which are published with a delay of several years.