DHL Group and RWE Supply & Trading have signed a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that will see RWE supply around 104GWh of electricity from renewable sources per year from 2026.
The electricity will be produced in the Kaskasi offshore wind farm in the German North Sea and will cover approximately 19% of DHL Group’s current annual electricity demand in Germany.
“The contract with RWE is another important step on our path toward net-zero-emission logistics by 2050,” said Anna Spinelli, chief procurement officer at DHL Group. “The long-term agreement with our energy partner ensures the credible green electricity supply for our operations and is a measure to support the renewable energy transition. This is an example of how fostering proactive supplier relationships can contribute to a more sustainable and positive ecosystem.”
DHL Group plans expenditures of up to €7bn (US$7.59bn) for initiatives by 2030 to make the entire logistics chain as sustainable as possible. The use of green electricity is one of the central measures to reduce greenhouse emissions, in addition to the use of sustainable fuels, the expansion of the electric fleet, the development of climate-neutral buildings, and the establishment of a green product portfolio.
Hendrik Niebaum, head of commodity solutions at RWE Supply & Trading, commented, “We are delighted to be able to support DHL Group, a leading logistics company, in achieving its ambitious climate protection goals and making a decisive contribution to the success of the energy transition. This partnership shows how RWE’s energy solutions can contribute to climate protection in all sectors of the economy. In addition, long-term contracts like this offer security and predictability for both parties.”