Development of business units
DB Netze Energy business unit
- DB Netze Energy and the photovoltaic project developer Enerparc signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for a new solar system in Wasbek (Schleswig-Holstein) in January 2020. The solar power is to be fed directly into the 16.7 Hz current traction mix via the DB converter plant in Neumünster. On an area as large as 70 soccer pitches, modules with an output of 42 MWp are expected to generate around 38 GWh per year. The saving on greenhouse gas emissions amounts to around 20,000 tons per year.
- In June 2020, DB Netze Energy commissioned the first gas station for synthetic fuels in Halle (Saale). A fuel that is 100% produced from renewable sources is being tested in this station. The one-year test of what is known as C.A.R.E.® diesel is used to gain experience in establishing alternative and environmentally friendly fuels in the DB fleet.