DFS focuses on decarbonisation and green power
From 2024 onwards, DFS will rely on green power at all locations except the Headquarters in Langen, Germany. More precisely, it will be using a so-called power purchase agreement, or PPA. Under a PPA, we will agree to a binding, long-term electricity purchase with a green power producer, amounting to about 42 GWh per year. This is how much electricity is consumed by about 11,000 four-person-person households. In this way, for example, wind turbines that will no longer receive government subsidies in the next few years can still sell their electricity economically. In addition, the long-term purchase commitment supports the construction of new turbines. In this way, we are already reducing our carbon footprint by 50 per cent. We are also making ourselves independent of fossil fuels by replacing gas heating systems with heat pumps and district heating at the control centres and towers. To cover our own electricity needs, we are also investing in photovoltaic systems. Our vehicle fleet is also being electrified and we are developing our own e-charging infrastructure at suitable locations.