Deutsche Telekom’s energy subsidiary has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) to procure wind energy in Germany.

Power and Air Condition Solution Management GmbH (PASM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has signed a long-term PPA with energy group EnBW.

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PASM will offtake 100MW of from the 960MW He Dreiht offshore wind farm in the North Sea under a 15-year agreement.

Bernd Schulte-Sprenger, managing director of PASM, said: “Our partnership with EnBW under the power purchase agreement for the He Dreiht wind farm enables us to jointly advance the energy transition and make a good contribution towards achieving our climate targets.”

Construction of the EnBW He Dreiht offshore wind farm, located approximately 90 kilometers northwest of the island of Borkum and approximately 110 kilometers west of Heligoland, is expected to start in May 2024. The site is set to be operational by the end of 2025.

Dr. Georg Stamatelopoulos, COO of sustainable generation infrastructure at EnBW, said: “In PASM, we have gained a further dependable partner for our He Dreiht offshore wind farm, and we have now secured more than half of He Dreiht’s capacity with PPAs.”

Founded in 2004, PASM is the energy supplier to the units and companies of Deutsche Telekom AG in Germany, with a core focus on the procurement, provision, and supply of energy. The unit also helps with the planning, configuration, installation, and maintenance of customer ICT systems.

DT and PASM signed a 150MW wind PPA with Statkraft last year.

PASM has been involved in the deployment of more than 45,000 interior ventilation systems, 20,800 battery systems, 1,450 emergency generation systems, and 1,200 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems across 7,700 sites in Germany.

DT has previously said it plans to deploy 300MWh of battery energy storage systems across Germany, including in its head offices in Munich, via PASM and Norwegian modular energy storage firm Pixii. PASM recently placed an order for 60MWh of energy storage systems with Intilion.

DT has previously partnered with Ericsson to demonstrate 'off-grid' cell towers powered by wind and solar energy generated by on-site panels and turbines.