Renewables plant operators, one of two groups of independent power generators in Germany, increased their sales to electricity supply companies last year by 48% to 12 TWh. The other group, industrial autogenerators and power stations operated by the Deutsche Bahn railway company, supplied about 22.1 TWh, or 10% less than in 1999, reports the electricity federation VDEW. Total electricity sales to consumers in 2000 reached 470 TWh, up from 462 TWh in 1999. Of this, about 7.3% was supplied by both groups of independent generators. Renewables accounted for 2.6% and the industrial and railways plant 4.7%.