German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom has signed a 150MW Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Statkraft and Power & Air Solutions.
Statkraft will supply an average of 150GWh of wind power per year for the years 2023 to 2028 from plants with a total capacity of over 150MW. The power roughly corresponds to that of 38,000 households.
"We are very pleased to be able to support Deutsche Telekom AG's sustainability goals through this green power purchase agreement and at the same time secure the continued operation of our plants," Klaas Bauermann, head of downstream origination for Statkraft, said.
"Supplying industrial companies with customized, high-quality green power solutions is our core business. The focus is on the customer's individual requirements, and we are able to structure the supply accordingly – up to base load."
Bernd Schulte-Sprenger, managing director of Power & Air Solutions, added: "We are fully supporting the energy transition and actively promote the use of renewable energy. Through this new PPA, in cooperation with Statkraft, we guarantee the continued operation of onshore wind farms in Germany whose subsidies have expired."
The contract enables Statkraft to continue to operate 16 wind farms that no longer receive EEG subsidies, provided by the German government.