BKW is active internationally – and that includes solar power. In southern Italy, BKW is currently investing in solar installations with an installed capacity of around 240 megawatt peak. For years now, BKW has also been actively engaged with long-term power purchase agreements for green electricity. BKW is currently focusing on Germany, France, Italy and the Nordic countries. Since the beginning of 2023, BKW has greatly increased the scale of its PPA activities. In the first half of 2023, BKW entered into green electricity PPAs representing a total output of over 500 megawatt peak in Europe, primarily in Germany. Around one third of this comes from solar energy and batteries and two thirds from onshore wind power.

«Combining onshore wind turbines and photovoltaic installations is a natural safeguard for us»

BKW is investing in photovoltaic installations in southern Italy. In the first stage, two plants with 20 megawatts (MW) of clean solar power each are planned, with another 200 MW installed in the years that follow. But what does a Danish company have to do with all of that? And what are the advantages of the proximity between the new photovoltaic installations and the wind turbines that BKW operates there? We spoke to Marco Tovaglieri, a business developer at BKW.

Long-term electricity marketing (PPA)

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) offer investment security, which encourages the construction of renewable electricity production installations throughout Europe.