Deutsche Bahn said it would need 500 GW of renewable power capacity in total over the period. It intends to issue RFPs and negotiate PPAs of varying lengths and amounts in doing so.
“Expiring power plant supply contracts will be successively replaced with renewable energy,” said Torsten Schein, chief executive of DB Energie, the Deutsche Bahn unit responsible for supplying the power the rail operator requires.
Deutsche Bahn is Germany's largest consumer of electricity, accounting for 2% on national supply, the news report highlights. Renewables already account for 57% of the total 10 TWh of electrical power capacity it procures in an average year. The rail operator is working towards a goal of renewables providing 100% of its electricity needs by 2038, according to a news report.