With a strong team of experienced and dedicated employees, Uniper has extensive experience in renewable energy development as well as offtake agreements, project development, and risk management. We carry out projects with a variety of partners: landowners, companies and municipal utilities, and renewable energy developers and work in close exchange with local stakeholders and build stable partnerships.
The European Union wants to do its part to protect the earth’s climate by reducing its greenhouse-gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030 en route to net zero by 2050. This will require a lot more green energy. The International Energy Agency predicts that Europe will add 300 GW of renewables capacity between 2021 and 2026.
Many corporations are committed to decarbonizing their energy supply. Amazon alone booked 6.2 GW of renewables capacity in 2021, and European companies together signed up for 8.7 GW. This seemingly irreversible trend, alongside governments’ more ambitious climate targets, will also help propel renewables growth.
Ambition: a renewables pacesetter
Uniper aims to be a renewables pacesetter. Our hydro and nuclear power plants already contribute to our decarbonization ambitions. Now we intend to develop, build, and operate a multi-GW onshore wind and solar portfolio in Europe, by leveraging Uniper’s expertise in offtake agreements, project engineering, and risk management.
We work with three types of partners:
- Landowners: farmers, forest owners, and municipalities can lease suitable land under attractive terms for wind and solar farms. We can enable them to unlock their land’s green value and to contribute to a cleaner future.
- Companies and municipal utilities aiming to decarbonize: we offer long-term green power purchase agreements (PPAs) with individually customized exposure levels to future prices and volume as well as other related services.
- Wind and solar developers: we continuously seek new partnerships to co-develop projects; we can provide funding as well as proven expertise in engineering and energy offtake.
Building a renewables facility is a multi-step process. These steps include finding a suitable site, obtaining a construction permit, and arranging for a grid connection. Throughout this process, establishing mutually beneficial relationships with nearby communities is essential. Renewable energy can benefit communities in many ways. That’s why we always seek to forge lasting partnerships with them.