Encouraging Germany’s energy transition

EDF Renewables in Germany develops, constructs and operates projects in the fields of onshore and offshore wind energy, photovoltaics and innovative battery storage. We are also engaged in projects that combine our renewable supply and storage solutions with power-to-x technologies, in particular hydrogen.

We have been shaping the German energy market for 20 years and currently operate onshore wind turbines in our own portfolio as asset owner. In addition, we operate third-party turbines as asset manager and take over maintenance and repair as O&M service. For example, we perform maintenance and repair (O&M) for one of the largest offshore wind turbines in the North Sea. We are constantly expanding our portfolio through in-house development, acquisition (M&A) and partnerships.

  • 850
    MW
    of renewable energy under management
  • 600
    MW
    of wind power under management
  • 175
    MW
    onshore 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.
 

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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.

Hydropower

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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Batteries

Our tailor-made energy storage solutions help German industrials to reduce their connection costs and stabilise the power grid.
 

Hydrogen

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.