In 2018, EnBW established our Asia-Pacific headquarters in Taiwan. While focusing on offshore wind development, we are also developing EnBW business units in the region, providing services for other renewables and electrical grids. EnBW Asia Pacific is poised to actively share our experience in Germany’s energy transition and help Taiwan in its efforts to become a green homeland.
EnBW is one of the leading developers and operators of offshore wind farms. In the Baltic Sea, our two offshore wind farms Baltic 1 and Baltic 2 reliably generate electricity that can supply an aggregate of almost 400,000 households. Our two new offshore wind farms in the North Sea, Hohe See and Albatros, constitute Germany’s biggest offshore wind project. With a capacity of 610MW, Hohe See and Albatros connected to the grid in 2019 and 2020, respectively. Another North Sea project of ours – He Dreiht – is currently in the preparation stage and estimated to be the first unsubsidized offshore wind farm in Germany, laying a solid foundation for the country’s energy transition.
In February 2018, EnBW Asia Pacific joined the Formosa 3 project, off the coast of Changhua, Taiwan and holds 25% of the shares in this Offshore Wind Farm project. The project will have a projected capacity of up to 2,000MW, covering the aggregate annual electricity requirements of over 1.5 million households in Taiwan. By cooperating with JERA and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group, EnBW will contribute our offshore wind development experience from Europe and be heavily involved in technical project development.
In Taiwan, EnBW is constantly looking for opportunities to build on our experience in developing, deploying and servicing renewable energy power plants and electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
In Europe, EnBW is expanding our solar portfolio and making it another important pillar of our renewable strategy. Our Weesow-Willmersdorf project has fed its first electricity into the grid in 2020. Having a capacity of 175 megawatts in Bandenburg Province, Weesow-Willmersdorf is not only Germany’s largest solar park, but also the first solar park in Germany realized without EEG (Renewable Energy Act) funding.
Apart from that, EnBW currently operates and maintains a total of 67 run-of-river and pumped storage power plants – particularly on the Rhine, the Iller and the Neckar. Hydropwer is one of EnBW’s key energy sources. With around 900 MW of installed capacity from run-of-river power plants and 1,900 MW from pumped storage power plants, more than ten percent of EnBW’s electricity generation comes from the power of water.