EnBW looks back on a 100-year history as a fully integrated utility in Germany, building and operating power plants, operating electrical grids, and implementing sales.
Since 2013, EnBW has realigned the company strategy, making the company ready for Germany’s Energy Transition. In pursuit of our goal of making renewables 50% of our portfolio by 2025, EnBW has heavily invested in Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind and Photovoltaic Projects in Germany, Europe, USA and Taiwan. EnBW has also started to dismantle its nuclear energy power plants.
The offshore wind farms Hohe See and Albatros combine to form Germany’s biggest offshore wind project, connected to the grid in October 2019 and January 2020, respectively. A milestone for EnBW in the North Sea, the entire project has a capacity of 610 megawatts. It will produce enough green electricity to supply on aggregate all of the private households in the City of Munich and reduce CO2 emissions by around 1.9 million tons.Read More
EnBW Baltic 1 is Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The wind farm fed the first kilowatt hour of electricity into the grid on 3 April 2011. It was a challenge that EnBW met with great commitment and experience. Because offshore means much more than just onshore at sea. It places the highest demands on people and machines. The 21 turbines at EnBW Baltic 1 deliver a total output of 48.3 megawatts, thus covering the aggregate annual electricity requirements of around 50,000 households and reducing CO2 emissions by around 167 thousand tons.
To break beyond the limitations to marine areas suitable for offshore wind power and expand the possibilities of regenerative energy production, EnBW is researching new offshore technology in which wind turbines float on the water surface. The prototype (scale 1:10) of the floating wind turbine Nezzy², standing 18 meters tall up to the tip of the blade, passed its first round of testing in July 2020, in a flooded gravel pit near Bremerhaven. Then, in a second test in the Baltic Sea, Nezzy² even withstood a mid-October storm surge, with wave and wind conditions equivalent to a category four to five hurricane and waves reaching heights of up to 30 metres.Read More