In planning, building, and operating an energy farm on the grounds of Nivelsteiner Sandwerke, the city of Herzogenrath plans to cover its energy demand with zero CO2 emissions by 2030. The signing of a cooperation agreement between GREEN Solar Herzogenrath GmbH and Siemens Energy has now marked an important milestone in achieving this goal. Based on this agreement, the partners will develop an economically viable concept aimed at seeking available funding from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, the federal German government, and the EU for the long-standing mining region between Aachen, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Siemens Gas and Power GmbH & Co. KG is the global energy business of the Siemens group, which has been working with its customers on solutions for the evolving demands of industry and society for more than 150 years. With planned stock listing, Siemens’ energy business will operate independently as Siemens Energy in the future.
It will offer broad expertise across the entire energy value chain, along with a comprehensive portfolio for utilities, independent power producers, transmission system operators, the oil and gas industry, and other energy-intensive industries. With its products, solutions, systems, and services, Siemens Energy will address the extraction, processing, and transport of oil and gas as well as power and heat generation in central and distributed thermal power plants, and power transmission and technologies for the energy transformation, including storage and sector-coupling solutions. The majority stake in Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy will round out its future-oriented portfolio. With its commitment to leading the way in decarbonization of the global energy system, Siemens Energy will be a partner of choice for companies, governments, and customers on their path to a more sustainable future. With around 90,00
GREEN Solar Herzogenrath GmbH is a company belonging to EWV Energie- und Wasser-Versorgung GmbH and n.s.w. energy gmbh (a subsidiary of Nivelsteiner Sandwerke und Sandsteinbrüche GmbH), as well as the city of Herzogenrath. GREEN Solar operates the largest solar farm in North Rhine-Westphalia, the Herzogenrath Solar Farm. With a peak capacity of more than 14 megawatts (MW), the solar farm supplies more than 4,500 households with renewable power. With Managing Directors Franz-Josef Türck-Hövener, an engineer with EWV, and Charles Russel, owner of Nivelsteiner Sandwerke, GREEN Solar is actively driving the expansion of renewable energy in the region.