Hydropower gets us moving

We are already the largest consumer of green electricity in Germany and are increasing our commitment to the environment day by day. Last year alone, we increased the share of green electricity in our traction power by 13 percentage points, from 44 percent to 57 percent. The target for 2030 is 80 percent.

We generate the majority of our green electricity from hydropower, sourcing it for the most part from the many hydroelectric plants located throughout Germany. We even operate one of them ourselves.

The Saalach power plant in Bad Reichenhall was commissioned in 1914 to generate traction current and is now operated by DB Energie. So our trains were already running on climate-friendly renewable power over 100 years ago, long before the term "renewable power" had even been invented.