Steel group Salzgitter AG and energy company ENGIE conclude Power Purchase Agreement

06.12.2022 | Press release of Salzgitter AG


  • The Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) agreed between Salzgitter AG and ENGIE covers both wind turbines which subsidies have expired and new turbines.
  • The volume amounts to around 250 gigawatt hours of electricity per year
  • The term begins in 2023 and is expected to end in 2025
  • For Salzgitter AG, the PPA is an important further building block in the transformation towards green steel

Salzgitter and ENGIE have concluded a Power Purchase Agreement. The agreement covers the supply of 250 GWh of electricity per year. The contract starts in 2023 and runs until the end of 2025.
 
The electricity comes from ten onshore wind farms throughout Germany. Some of these are wind farms that no longer receive support under the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EGG). These wind farms will thus remain available for the energy turnaround after the expiry of the EEG subsidy. Another part of the electricity comes from new plants connected to the grid at the end of 2021.
 
"The PPA with ENGIE is a very important building block for our transformation towards green steel and puts us in a position to melt and process steel in the electric arc furnace with verifiably green electricity as early as next year. With the mix of this PPA, which consists of wind farms located in very different regions with very different start-up dates and thus different technology standards of the respective wind turbines, we are aiming for the highest possible availability of wind onshore electricity", emphasises Ralph Schaper, Head of Energy Management at Salzgitter Flachstahl GmbH.
 
“We are very pleased to support the Salzgitter Group on the path towards decarbonisation and consider it a pioneering step in the steel industry. Strong signals and confidence in renewables are particularly important right now. The PPA makes it possible for urgently needed wind turbines to remain connected to the grid and for new ones to be built," says Sarah Drevermann, Senior Originator at ENGIE Energy Management Solutions. ENGIE is one of the leading providers of PPAs worldwide and is one of the top three portfolio owners of post-EEG plants with a volume of more than two terawatt hours.

Press contacts

Salzgitter AG:

Thorsten Moellmann
Head of Communication & Brand
Telefon: +49 (0)5341 21-2300
moellmann.t@salzgitter-ag.de

 

Olaf Reinecke
Press Spokesperson
Telefon: +49 (0)5341 21-5350
reinecke.o@salzgitter-ag.de

 

ENGIE Deutschland GmbH:

Alexa Schröder
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel.: 030 915810-250
E-Mail: alexa.schroeder@engie.com