E.ON, a key energy company, has achieved a significant milestone by successfully connecting the one-millionth renewable energy plant to its distribution system in Germany. This milestone underlines the company's commitment to sustainable energy integration and its pivotal role in supporting Germany's ambitious climate policy objectives.
The one-millionth renewable energy plant, a 6.8MW wind turbine located in Biesenthal, Brandenburg, has been integrated into the distribution system of E.ON subsidiary E.DIS, contributing to the provision of clean energy to the region. The surge in requests to connect to E.ON's grid demonstrates the accelerating pace of renewable energy adoption. In 2022, the number of connection requests more than doubled compared to the previous year, highlighting the growing interest and investment in clean energy solutions.
Looking ahead, E.ON anticipates a fourfold increase in connection requests by 2030, potentially enabling the integration of up to 900,000 new installations annually. This extensive scale aligns with Germany's climate policy objectives, aiming to connect a total of six million new renewable energy systems and distributed consumers by 2030. The proposed integrated systems include over 2.9 million photovoltaic (PV) systems, 1.9 million electric vehicle charging points, one million heat pumps, and 2,000 new wind farms.
To achieve this ambitious goal, E.ON envisions the connection of approximately 85 new installations every hour. This robust commitment underscores E.ON's dedication to facilitating Germany's energy transition, thereby fostering a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.