Shaping the energy transition, expanding renewable energy capacity, achieving climate neutrality by 2035 – those are the key elements of the EnBW sustainability program. Since 2012, we have invested around five billion euros in renewable energies – in Germany and internationally. A further four billion is set to be invested between 2021 and 2025, which means that 50% of the installed capacity of our generation portfolio will consist of renewable energies by 2025.
We have successfully established ourselves on the onshore market in Sweden with EnBW Sverige AB. Since purchasing seven wind farms in 2018, Sverige AB has expanded its portfolio to 55 wind turbines with a total capacity of 120.5 MW.
Based in Montpellier, the Valeco Group, which we acquired in 2019, is EnBW’s wind and solar energy brand in France. It is one of the top companies in the wind and solar sector in France.
In Turkey, we have been expanding our portfolio together with our partner Borusan since 2009. The joint venture currently operates wind farms in Turkey with a capacity of 666 MW.
Together with bp, EnBW has had bids accepted in Great Britain for the construction of offshore wind farms with a total capacity of 6 GW, which will be capable of supplying around 6.4 million households with electricity.
Photovoltaics plays a fundamental role in EnBW’s expansion strategy. By 2025, we will have expanded solar energy capacity – both in Germany and on selected international markets.
We have been a driving force in the wind energy sector for a number of years. And our project portfolio continues to get bigger. The aim is to expand the installed capacity to a total of 4,000 MW by 2025.
It was the largest offshore project involving the energy transition in Germany and at the same time EnBW: Since the beginning of 2020, the “EnBW Hohe See” and “EnBW Albatros” joint project in the North Sea has been fully connected to the grid. And EnBW remains on course for growth in the offshore sector. With the “He Dreiht” wind farm, it has the rights to another project in the North Sea with a total capacity of around 900 MW.
A tailwind for wind power – our onshore projects
We have onshore wind farms connected to the grid across the Group in Germany with a capacity of over 800 MW and are one of the leading developers and operators of wind farms in the country.
Solar energy is an important component of the energy transition. We want to continuously increase the proportion of power generation attributable to solar energy by building solar parks.
We are on hand as an expert partner to assist households, local authorities and industrial companies that want to supply themselves with solar energy.
Hydropower constantly produces electricity whatever the weather. That is why EnBW has been relying on this form of energy generation for a long time and has an above-average share of hydropower in its energy mix.
The turbines have been revolving in many of our 67 plants for over 100 years. We remain committed to this tradition in the future. Accordingly, we are leveraging existing potential wherever possible. At the same time, we are investing in the modernization of our plants and are taking environmental measures in the surrounding areas.