Uniper is ideally positioned to support and even accelerate this journey. And to make it possible by keeping energy secure and reliable along the way.
Transform operations to carbon neutrality
We aim for our power business in Europe to be carbon-neutral by 2035 and to be at least halfway there by 2030. This will require us, at a minimum, to quit coal and transform our gas-fired generation.
Strengthen and grow in carbon-free power generation
Zero-carbon hydro and nuclear already account for one fifth of our installed capacity in Europe. By continually optimizing these valuable assets, we aim to supply a significant proportion of flexible and reliable zero-carbon electricity. Furthermore, in the past few years, we have been building up a significant portfolio of long-term renewable supply agreements – so-called Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
Leverage strong position in gas to enable the energy transition
Uniper trades a variety of energy commodities throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. We provide customers with a reliable supply of increasingly clean energy. One of our most important commodities is gas. Our broad portfolio — which encompasses natural gas imports, trading and sales, LNG trading, gas storage, and stakes in gas pipelines — plays a key role in contributing to the security of Europe’s demand for gas used for heat, power, and industrial processes. All these businesses serve as important building blocks of the future hydrogen economy. In addition, our roughly 8 GW of gas-fired power plants in Europe provide low-carbon reliability and flexibility in the power system.
Partner with industrial and infrastructure customers
Companies everywhere need to decarbonize in order to meet stakeholder expectations and to comply with increasingly stringent regulations. Our ambition is to become the go-to partner for decarbonization and environmental solutions for industrial and infrastructure companies as well as municipalities. In addition, being an acknowledged hydrogen pioneer gives us the right to operate worldwide along the entire hydrogen value chain and to conduct projects that will help make hydrogen a mainstay of tomorrow’s energy supply.
To be carbon-neutral by mid-century, Europe will need to be fueled almost entirely by renewables and hydrogen. The journey there will be exciting but challenging. Uniper is the right company for guiding this journey. We have the assets, the commodities, the expertise, and the people as well as technologies, to empower energy evolution toward a cleaner future.
Our strategy journey
Times are changing. The global population is growing. Energy demand is increasing globally. And climate protection has become the predominant social issue. Facing these mounting challenges calls for both ambition and an evolutionary approach. That is why, at Uniper, we’ve set ourselves the task of providing the energy needed today, while taking smart, steady steps towards a thriving and sustainable tomorrow.