EnBW takes over Solar Projects in Germany

ENBW

The German companies EnBW and Procon Solar GmbH have agreed that the former will take over solar projects from the latter. These will be pre-developed photovoltaic projects located in Brandenburg, Germany. They will have a capacity of 400 MW and EnBW will have the option to develop another 400 MW.

A step-by-step project recovery

EnBW takes over several pre-developed solar projects of Procon Solar GmbH with a capacity of 400 MW. It will then be possible to add another 400 MW. This joint step ensures Procon Solar’s contribution to the energy transition and strengthens EnBW’s position.

Furthermore, by 2025, EnBW expects renewable energies to make up half of its generation portfolio. Contracts with Procon Solar cover solar projects in various stages of development. Also, they will have to be carried out in two stages.

On July 1, 2022, the transfer of the photovoltaic projects in the advanced development phase (400 MW) to EnBW will take place. At the same time, EnBW will take over nine employees of Proton Solar and will keep their Cottbus location as an office. Then, by early February 2023 at the latest, other projects in the early stages of development (400 MW) will follow.

In addition, EnBW is committed to retaining the current project development team and its expertise. Thorsten Jörß, head of project development for photovoltaics at EnBW, is pleased about this. According to him, this is a real advantage for his company since it allows him to keep the richness of the current expertise. In this way, the company remains well positioned for other projects in the region.

EnBW wants to remain a reliable partner in the energy transition

Harald Schmoch, Head of Renewable Energy at EnBW, explains:

“It is important for us to be a reliable partner in the energy transition. This is true for the people and communities of Brandenburg as well as for the energy-producing region of Lusatia.”

He adds that their experience working locally can bring real benefits to the region. Moreover, EnBW is strongly committed to Brandenburg. The company already owns three solar parks in Weesow-Willersdorf, Gottesgabe and Alttrebbin with a combined capacity of 500 MW.

It is important to Klaus Hoff, Managing Director of Procon Solar, to entrust his projects to competent and committed employees. In EnBW, he says, he has found a strong partner for the energy transition. In fact, he appreciates his local roots and his increased knowledge of the environment.

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