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automotive industry

How to halve your electricity costs and drive the energy transition with battery storage and PV systems

Saving and driving forward the energy transition together

As the sector with the highest revenues and employment in Germany, the automotive industry is particularly challenged to drive forward the German energy transition. Germany aims to be climate-neutral by 2045, with emissions set to fall by 65 percent by 2030 compared to 1990. All manufacturing companies are required to optimize their production processes to this end, but often reach their limits in doing so.

With battery storage systems from EDF Renewables, industrial companies can reduce their energy costs through efficient load management without interrupting production processes. They thus help to stabilize the distribution grid and integrate renewable energies into our electricity system and benefit from reduced grid charges - without any investment risk or use of resources on their part.

Supplemented by a PV system from EDF Renewables, you actively contribute to the transition to renewable energies, reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by using climate-neutral solar power and can almost halve your electricity consumption costs - likewise without any investment or operating risk.

It couldn't be easier

  • No investment for you
  • Low personnel and time expenditure for you
  • Flexible contract with secure savings
  • Net savings from year 1
  • Individually customized to the respective location
  • Full service

Save grid fees and reduce the load on the power grid with battery storage systems

The battery storage systems from EDF Renewables help to reduce energy costs on site by using them as buffer storage to stabilize the energy supply during peak load times and thus avoid expensive power peaks. By shaving peak loads, you not only stabilize the electricity system, but also benefit directly by reducing your grid fees.

Peak shaving with battery storage


The most common use case for battery storage is to cap the highest load peaks during the year (peak shaving). In this case, the electricity stored in the battery is used to reduce consumption peaks, thus relieving the load on the local grid. Grid operators reward this by lowering the grid fees.

Peak shaving in high-load time windows


In atypical applications, our battery storage system is used specifically to avoid peak loads and relieve the load on the electricity grid during high-load time windows specified by the grid operator. For optimal implementation from an economic point of view, factors such as load profile and the level of grid charges determine the operating strategy of the battery storage system.

Reduce electricity costs and produce CO2-neutrally with a PV system

In addition to our battery, we plan, install, and operate a PV system on the roofs or a suitable area on your company site. With the abolition of the EEG levy, the savings effect on electricity costs increases significantly. Since January 1, 2023, the remaining levies (CHP levy and offshore grid levy) for self-consumption have also been abolished - these levies are now only charged for electricity drawn from the public grid.

Saving even more easily

  • Halve your electricity costs
  • Maximum planning security
  • None of the investment risk
  • No bureaucratic or personnel costs through operation and maintenance of the PV system

How exactly does it work?

We sell you the electricity from the PV system on your company site via an on-site PPA at a fixed long-term price. The German Association of the Automotive Industry has long been calling for the establishment and expansion of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), i.e. long-term electricity purchase agreements, in order to finance the investment and operating costs of renewable energy systems at pre-agreed prices. Together with simpler approval procedures and the abolition of the EEG levy, this provides planning security.

Comprehensive service package from A-Z


From load and location analysis to installation, operation and maintenance, EDF Renewables Storage Germany also takes care of the financing and recycling of the batteries. This eliminates all investment costs and risks for companies.

Calculate your potential savings

The specific savings potential through the use of a battery storage solution depends on various factors and can be determined based on the individual load profile. If your sites consume more than 1 GWh, let us check your savings potential!

The specific electricity price from a PPA can also be determined based on your load profile and the details of the available areas. Simply submit your contact details using the form below. We will get back to you with consultation on your energy portfolio.

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Do you have any questions?

Rebekka Schuster
Head of Sales
EDF Renewables Deutschland
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