For a climate-neutral Berlin: E.ON further expands business with energy infrastructure solutions
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For a climate-neutral Berlin: E.ON further expands business with energy infrastructure solutions

  • E.ON plans further projects with a total volume of 80 megawatts in the Berlin area by 2025
  • Estrel and E.ON sign agreement for Europe's first CO2-neutral hotel complex

E.ON is further expanding its business for decentralized, sustainable energy solutions. To this end, the energy company is focusing on continuing its growth offensive in Berlin. By 2025, E.ON plans to implement new energy infrastructure projects in the capital with a total installed capacity of up to 80 megawatts – enough to supply around 16,000 households with green energy. The focus is on innovative, integrated, fossil-free energy solutions for heating, cooling, power generation and energy efficiency.

Berlin has set itself particularly ambitious climate protection targets: By 2030, the German capital aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by at least 70 percent and by 2040 by at least 90 percent. The demand for smart technologies for neighborhoods and sustainable urban development is huge. E.ON supports industrial, commercial and municipal customers in achieving their CO2 targets.

says Stefan Håkansson, Global Director City Energy Solutions at E.ON SE

Three out of four Germans already live in cities – and the trend is rising. Urban areas have the potential to make a particularly large contribution to climate protection. Although they account for only around two percent of the world's land area, they are responsible for more than a third of greenhouse gas emissions. As a central business unit of E.ON, Energy Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) is ideally positioned to make a fundamental contribution to the sustainable energy transition in cities and neighborhoods. By 2025, the company aims to nearly double its profit from energy infrastructure projects in the capital compared with 2019.

Estrel and E.ON plan Europe's first CO2-neutral hotel

E.ON is currently implementing a sustainable energy supply in more than 15 Berlin neighborhoods, including Tegel Airport, the Lichtenrad district and new high-rise buildings at Alexanderplatz. A new lighthouse project is now being added. One of the most ambitious and impressive new hotel construction projects in Europe is being built in the Neukölln district: the Estrel Tower. At 176 meters, Germany's tallest hotel is set to become a landmark not only because of its size, but also because of its advanced and sustainable energy supply.

To develop an innovative and climate-friendly energy supply concept, Estrel and E.ON have entered into an energy partnership. The partners signed a corresponding memorandum of understanding today at the Greentech Festival in Berlin. In addition to the sustainable energy supply for the new Estrel Tower, the possibilities of a CO2-neutral energy supply for the existing Estrel hotel complex are also to be investigated as part of a real laboratory.

Various generation technologies are to be used, including a high-temperature heat pump with near-surface geothermal energy, photovoltaic systems, battery storage and methane plasma analysis. The produced hydrogen can in turn be used for CO2-neutral power and heat generation. Furthermore, it is planned to connect the Estrel Tower and the existing buildings in terms of energy in order to leverage further synergy effects and increase the security of supply for the entire property.   - says Maxim Streletzki, co-owner of the Estrel Group and developer of the Estrel Tower

"Achieving the energy transition in urban energy systems requires the highest level of efficiency and the highest level of innovation. We are all the more pleased to be working with a visionary partner like Estrel to implement one of Berlin's most exciting construction projects,” - adds Stefan Håkansson

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