Deutsche Bahn signs contract for renewable energy supply
Deutsche Bahn has signed a contract with energy companies Innogy and RWE Supply & Trading for the purchase of electricity from the offshore wind farm Nordsee Ost.
This is 25 megawatt power, which corresponds to 4 of the 48 turbines of the German wind farm north of the island of Helgoland. The contract has a duration of five years and will start in 2024. This has to do with the expiry of a subsidy scheme for the production of sustainable electricity.
Deutsche Bahn says that 57 per cent of its energy needs are already covered by renewable sources and that it should be 100 per cent in the next 20 years. According to energy director Torsten Schein of DB, all expiring contracts based on fossil fuels will be consistently replaced in the coming years by agreements based on renewable energy.