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  • 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Renewable energy in the national companies KPI

Our contribution to the SDGs

Group-wide, we have set ourselves the goal of using electricity from renewable energy sources alone from 2021. In the reporting period, the share of renewable energy at our national companies was an average of almost 30 percentage points above the respective country mix*. To achieve this, the national companies can also consider acquiring certificates (guarantees of origin) and concluding power purchase agreements (PPAs) for electricity obtained from renewable energy.

Our national companies in Greece (OTE), Croatia, the Netherlands, Austria, and Hungary are already pioneers in this field and cover 100 percent of their electricity needs with renewable energies. Due to the EEG levy, 50 percent of the electricity purchased in Germany already consists of renewable energies. As a result of the current market situation, the rest will be covered by the purchase of guarantees of origin. T-Mobile US is planning on procuring its electricity entirely from renewables by 2021 – predominantly from wind power. In order to achieve these targets, T-Mobile US has concluded long-term agreements (12-15 years) with wind and solar park operators. That gives the power producers security of investment. As a result, in the United States, two new wind farms have already been set up and a further wind farm and four solar parks are to follow by 2021.

We have been reporting on the Renewable Energy ESG KPI img since 2016. It is calculated based on the share of renewable energy in total electricity consumption, and is compared here to the share of renewable energy in the national energy mix (country mix) for all national companies.


* In the calculation of the share of renewable energy in electricity procurement, the provider mix, the residual mix, or the country mix is used as available, according to the IEA factor (in this order). The share of renewable energy in the residual mix is typically lower than the share in the country mix. For Germany, the EEG surcharge paid is taken into account when calculating the share of renewable energy.

Andreas Kröhling

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