Deutsche Bahn buys clean energy from Norwegian Statkraft

This will save around 50 000 tonnes of CO2 per year

DB will help to continue the operation of 2 of wind fams from Statkraft located in Lower Saxony (Germany).  

Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Statkraft have now signed a one-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to keep the wind farms running. These were to be shut down. Statkraft will supply around 40 gigawatt hours of green electricity in 2021 to the railway company, DB writes. The run time of the power delivery contract is kept short, as there are "hardly any empirical data on the reliability of wind turbines after 20 years of operation", DB said. “The continued operation will save around 50,000 tonnes of CO2 per year compared to electricity supplied from coal-fired power,” they say.

DB plans to cover about 80% of its electricity needs using renewables by 2030 and running entirely on green electricity by 2038. Accoring to the company, around 61% of the railway electricity comes from sustainable sources


Source: Clean Energy Wire
Link: Deutsche Bahn buys power from Statkraft wind farms after support ends | Clean Energy Wire

Created Wednesday, January 27, 2021


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