Statkraft and Bosch have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). For a period of 12 years Statkraft will supply about 570 GWh of green electricity from German solar parks.
Bosch will use the solar energy to supply manufacturing and administrative sites in Germany.
The supply of electricity started in May 2020. With the volumes supplied by the end of the term in December 2031, around 14,250 households can be supplied with solar power for 12 years.
The electricity comes from nine Bavarian solar parks with a total installed capacity of 47 MWp, for which Statkraft signed power purchase agreements last year with developer and asset owner Enerparc.
“The contract with Bosch shows that it is possible to supply industry with green electricity from Germany on a large scale. We are proud to be able to support Bosch in achieving its climate neutrality goals and thus jointly promote the expansion of renewable energy and consequently the energy transition.”Dr. Carsten Poppinga, Statkraft’s managing director in Germany.
Until the end of 2020 all 400 Bosch locations worldwide will be climate-neutral. The German locations have already been climate-neutral since the end of 2019.
“Climate change never stops – and neither do we. We are making faster progress than expected in improving the quality of our actions. Renewable energies are one of the key levers on the road to climate neutrality.Volkmar Denner, CEO of the Bosch Group.