Vodafone: Vodafone signs new wind PPA in Germany

Feb 21, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Vodafone, this week revealed that it has signed a 10-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with energy firm RWE to procure the output from the Kaskasi offshore wind farm, 35km off the coast of Heligoland. Following the terms of this agreement, Vodafone will procure 250GWh of energy each year, which will be used to help power 12,000 5G mobile phone stations.

Vodafone Germany CEO Philippe Rogge said, “We are bringing modern 5G to the sea to support the generation of wind energy in Germany. And we use wind energy from the sea to make mobile communications in Germany more sustainable - because if we want to support the energy transition with digitalization, then we ourselves have to set a good example and therefore operate our network from 100 percent renewable energy sources.”

In similar news, Vodafone has also deployed a 2G/LTE/5G network to the Kaskasi site: an offshore mobile phone station currently connects the technicians on site, and be used to connect drones and sensors in the future.

“We are pleased to be able to support Vodafone in implementing its ambitious climate protection goals,” added Ulf Kerstin, chief commercial officer of RWE supply & trading. “With our green energy solutions, we are helping to ensure that the energy transition is also making progress for our industrial customers.”