- DB Netze Energy has concluded a supply contract for electricity from an offshore wind farm with Innogy and RWE Supply&Trading. From 2024, the North Sea wind farm will supply green electricity for five years. The
delivery volume comprises 25 megawatts (MW). This corresponds to the installed power of four Wind turbines NO. 47 and about 8% of the total generation of the wind farm, which consists of 48 units with a total of 295 MW.
- At the end of September 2019, DB Netze Energy published another EU-wide tender for the purchase of 500 GWh of eco-power. A framework contractor is sought, which will supply electricity from renewable energy sources to DB Group over a period of eight years.
- DB Netze Energy is working on solutions for diesel replacement on non-electrified lines. In this case, it is not always necessary to continuously extend a line with an overhead cable. The operation of battery-powered trains or hydrogen-powered fuel cell trains provides an alternative. Discussions with various public transport authorities in regional rail passenger transport are currently being conducted, as are feasibility studies. In addition, synthetic fuels offer the opportunity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We are testing these for their suitability in the AdvancedTrainLab and in the Bremen engine factory.