HZB is now using green electricity
Since 1 January 2020, HZB is drawing 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energies. This reduces CO2 emissions by around 1,400 tons per year. By switching to green electricity, HZB acknowledges its responsibility to contribute to climate protection.
"HZB decided to switch to green electricity because it has a very high electricity consumption due to the operation of large technical infrastructures," says Carina Hanke, energy manager of HZB.
Carbon footprint greatly reduced
Until now, HZB has been using conventional electricity. In 2018, HZB's demand for electricity and heat caused a total of 20,097 t CO2. By switching to green electricity, 14,424 t CO2 are now avoided.
The new supplier, enercity AG, was selected in a Europe-wide tender. The electricity provider will supply exclusively green electricity, which must be verified by certificates approved by the Federal Environment Agency's register of proof of origin. "These certificates confirm the ecological origin of the electricity. It is expected that the electricity will be generated from hydropower in Scandinavia", explains Carina Hanke.