Encouraging Germany’s energy transition
EDF Renewables in Germany develops, constructs and operates projects in the areas of onshore and offshore wind energy as well as photovoltaics for its own portfolio. We offer innovative and customised battery storage solutions for industrial customers as well as for optimising our own assets. We are also active in the sector of green power generation for hydrogen projects.
We follow two strategies to grow our portfolio: first, by developing our own wind energy and photovoltaic projects from scratch, and second, through partnerships as well as acquisitions.
EDF Renewables Deutschland is part of the international EDF Renewables Group – a leading renewable energy producer operating in more than 20 countries. EDF Renewables has been active in Germany for more than 20 years and has since realised over 700 MW of green power projects.
850MWof renewable energy under management
600MWof wind power under management
175MWonshore wind parks owned
Eckolstädt Wind Park
In 2018, Germany was the site of the first repowering project in the history of EDF Renewables. The Eckolstädt wind park was originally developed and commissioned by EDF Renewables in 1999.
To repower the wind farm, our teams fully dismantled the wind turbines, recycling most of their components and the foundations were crushed to be reused as backfill for the platforms of new projects and surrounding roads.
The wind farm was rebuilt on the same site with 10 new-generation wind turbines and the installed capacity of the park was increased from 14.5 MW to 34.5 MW – enough to meet the electricity needs of almost 18,500 German households.
A wind farm portfolio covering 10 German states
In September 2019, EDF Renewables acquired a major portfolio of German wind farm projects from Altus AG. With a total capacity of 300 MW, the sites are spread across 10 federal states and all at varying stages of development.
Altus AG will continue to pursue the local development of these projects working with EDF Renewables right up until the construction period. The development of the wind farms is still in the early stage, but once fully authorised, the projects will be part of the onshore wind power auctions organised by the German Federal Government to secure a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement.
In addition to wind power, EDF Renewables in Germany also contributes to cleaner, more sustainable energy through hydropower. In a 50/50 joint venture with EnBW, we own the Rhine power plant Iffezheim, the largest run-of-river hydropower plant in Germany with an installed capacity of 148 MW.
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Our tailor-made energy storage solutions help German industrials to reduce their connection costs and stabilise the power grid.
To support Germany’s investment in a hydrogen future, EDF creates innovative green hydrogen solutions through specialist subsidiaries and joint ventures.
Engineering, Trading & Services
By offering flexibility services, supporting cities in their energy transition, and providing the expertise to dismantle power plants as well as gas transport network and gas storage, EDF helps drive Germany’s green energy future.