EnBW eyes 90 MW of German onshore wind additions in 2020
Windpark Langenburg. Image by: EnBW/Paul Gartner.
Germany’s EnBW Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (ETR:EBK) said on Wednesday will grow its domestic onshore wind portfolio by almost 90 MW this year via acquisitions and own projects.
The electric utility recently bought 20 turbines with a combined power capacity of 36 MW in Saxony-Anhalt. It has plans to repower the older turbines at these wind farms, installing modern and more powerful machines.
EnBW has separately purchased an 18-MW wind park in Brandenburg and is developing 33.5 MW of self-owned projects that are scheduled to go live by the end of the year.
“Despite the continued difficult situation on the market, we will be able to increase our onshore wind power capacities to well over 900 MW during this year through the development of our own projects and via organic growth,” said Dirk Gusewell, in charge of EnBW’s wind expansion. He expressed concerns, however, that the country will not be able to achieve its goal of covering 65% of gross electricity consumption with renewables by 2030 due to the prolonged approval process for onshore wind that is slowing down project development and market expansion.
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