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Fraport-EnBW: long-term power purchase agreement

85 megawatts of green off-shore wind energy

Fraport AG, the operator of Frankfurt Airport, and EnBW, the energy provider headquartered in Karlsruhe, have concluded a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement (CPPA) for the supply of electricity generated by off-shore wind turbines. The long-term contract guarantees Fraport 85 megawatts (MW) from the 900 MW EnBW He Dreiht wind farm in the North Sea off the coast of Germany. The CPPA comes into force in the second half of 2026, and has a term of 15 years.

With the expiry of the previous subsidies under the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG), CPPAs are becoming a key element of the energy transition: they provide developers of renewable energy projects with a reliable source of funding while helping purchasers to quickly achieve ambitious climate targets.

The CPPA becomes operational in the Summer of 2026. It will enable Fraport to transition a substantial portion of electricity consumption at its Frankfurt Airport home base to green energy.

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