New deal to result in world’s biggest community-owned wind farm

New deal to result in world’s biggest community-owned wind farm

2019-07-12T09:30:25+00:00July 12th, 2019|Wind Energy|

The Germany municipality of North Frisian (Schleswig-Holstein) has selected Danish energy firm Vestas to expand its wind farm.

Vestas will supply the community owned wind farm projectBürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG, with twelve V112-3.45MW wind turbines.

The wind turbines will have a total capacity of 41MW, to expand the project’s energy capacity to 210MW. Plans have been announced to expand the wind farm to 300MW.

The current wind park has an estimated annual production of around 600.000 MWh, which can cover the annual electricity consumption of half a million German citizens.

Vestas will also provide its SCADA solution for real time management of the wind turbines.

Wind turbine delivery is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2020, with commissioning expected in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Dirk Ketelsen, Managing Director Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG, said: “This 12 V 112-3.45 MW turbine expansion is another major step to building out our citizen wind park to provide sustainable energy to the region. We started this journey in 1989 with our first turbine and we plan to expand this citizen wind partk to up to 300 MW in the coming years. With the 12 new turbines, Vestas will have provided 63 V112-turbines for this wind project.”

“We look forward to working with our long-term customer Bürgerwindpark Reußenköge GmbH & Co. KG and help them achieve maximum return on their investment over the wind power plant’s lifetime”, says Claudia Feki, Key Account Manager, Sales Germany North, Vestas Northern & Central Europe.