Visualisation of the Hohenstadt Keltenschanze wind park in Germany. Image by EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG.
German electric utility EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (ETR:EBK) has acquired the rights to a 12.6-MW wind power project in southern Germany, with construction set to start this autumn.
Ground testing for the installation of two Nordex N149 turbines and one Nordex N131 unit in the municipality of Hohenstadt in Baden-Wuerttemberg will start in November and commissioning is planned for the first quarter of 2023, EnBW said on Wednesday.
The Keltenschanze-Weilerhoehe wind park is expected to generate about 25,000 MWh of green electricity, which is enough to supply some 7,200 households.
The facility will be operated by EnBW's wind developer EnBW Windkraftprojekte GmbH and will receive the maximum subsidy of EUR 0.06 (USD 0.07) per kWh. The final permit for the project entered into force in September.
The Karlsruhe-based electric utility bought the project from local energy company Albwerk, which decided to sell it after nine years of preparations citing worse framework conditions for small companies in the development of wind projects as a reason for the sale.
EnBW, which operates 700 MW of onshore wind parks in Germany, expects to benefit from synergies between the planned Keltenschanze-Weilerhoehe wind farm and its other projects in the region.
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