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ABO Wind secures 8% of awarded capacity in German tender

Wind turbine. Image by: ABO Wind (www.abo-wind.com).

February 20 (Renewables Now) - German wind farms developer ABO Wind AG said today it has won about 8% of the volume awarded in the latest wind power tender at home, or 41.1 MW in total.

The company has secured a tariff for a 25.2-MW project at the Spreeau motorway junction in Brandenburg, which would comprise six Vestas turbines of 4.2 MW each. Also, it emerged as a winner with a 15.9-MW, three-turbine project in Einoellen, Rhineland-Palatinate. The machines for that scheme will be supplied by General Electric (GE).

ABO Wind also mentioned it plans to take part in the tender scheduled for June 1 with an already-approved project of 9 MW in Gielert, Rhineland-Palatinat. This development will rely on 4.5-MW Nordex Acciona turbines.

The company anticipates connecting all three wind parks to the grid next year.

Thomas Treiling, the company’s general manager responsible for project development in Germany, though expressed disappointment with the continuing lack of permits for local wind projects.

"Neither federal nor state policy has so far defused the critical situation. Our industry, for example, is still waiting for a strengthening of municipal value creation from wind energy so that more sites can be made available,” he stated.

In the particular tender, the Federal Network Agency awarded just 523 MW versus a target of 900 MW. The average price was EUR 0.0618 (USD 0.067) per kWh.

(EUR 1.0 = USD 1.079)

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