Climate-friendly energy generation
Rather than being generated from fossil fuels at large power plants, our electricity will in future come from widespread smaller-scale power plants working with renewable energies, and in particular from onshore wind power and photovoltaics. This decentralised energy generation places different needs in energy infrastructures and also raises questions for society, such as acceptance within the general population.
We are pressing ahead with expanding renewable energies and replacing conventional heat generation with low-CO2 and renewable sources. These also include using the waste heat emitted at our energy from waste plants. Our strategic measures enabled us to achieve climate-effective CO2 savings of around 1 million tonnes in 2021 alone.
To enable us to reach our target of doubling our renewable energies electricity generation capacities from more than 400 MW to more than 800 MW, we are consistently investing in expanding our own renewables generation portfolio. Here, we are focusing above all on onshore wind turbines and photovoltaics.
We have all-round expertise in developing, building and operating renewable energies plants on behalf of third parties. That is why we have set ourselves the target of connecting renewable energies of 10,000 MW to the grid between 2017 and 2026. We aim to achieve this in particular by installing onshore wind turbines and photovoltaics systems both in Germany and abroad. Biomass plants and photovoltaics systems at customers’ locations will contribute smaller amounts.