Our nuclear power plants will be shut down by 2022 at the latest, and four of our plants are already being dismantled. We have submitted an application to decommission our Neckarwestheim II nuclear power plant.
In order to make EnBW climate-neutral, we are systematically phasing out coal-fired power generation. Today, our coal-fired power plants have a capacity of 4,600 megawatts. By 2035, we will gradually take these out of operation; in recent years, we have already decommissioned 2,600 megawatts of CO2-intensive plants or transferred them to the reserve power plant regulation. For some of our plants, we are looking into switching to more climate-friendly gases (fuel switch) and, in a second step, to C02-free gases such as biogas or hydrogen. This will immediately reduce CO₂ emissions and ensure security of supply.
We see natural gas as a bridging technology to the future of renewable energies. Our stake in VNG in Leipzig has made us the third-largest supplier in the German gas market.
Additional information on sustainability at EnBW