Electricity from the Amrumbank West offshore windfarm in Germany is to be used to power trains operated by Deutsche Bahn under the terms of a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA)
Deutsche Bahn is already the largest consumer of green electricity in Germany. By 2038, all of the electricity powering Deutsche Bahn’s trains will come from renewable sources. It already secures more than 60% of its electricity from green sources.
In 2019, RWE closed a PPA with Deutsche Bahn to supply electricity from its Nordsee Ost offshore windfarm. The PPA for Amrumbank will begin in 2024 and run until 2039.
RWE Supply & Trading managing director Andree Stracke said, “We were already supplying Deutsche Bahn with green electricity. This additional agreement will help our long-standing partner to achieve its ambitious climate protection goals.”
Amrumbank West is 30 km off the coast of Heligoland and has an installed capacity of 288 MW. It has been in operation since 2015. The deal with Deutsche Bahn requires around a quarter of the annual generation capacity of the windfarm, equivalent to 260 MWh.