Dutch utility Eneco will be buying the output from 37 turbines that will be part of a wind repowering project in the Netherlands, it said today.
Eneco has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with SwifterwinT, which owns the project together with Swedish state-owned energy group Vattenfall AB. Under the 15-year deal, Eneco will be getting the electricity produced by the 37 turbines, which will total around 780 GWh, from 2023 onwards. The power will be used locally, where possible, the off-taker said in a press release.
The SwifterwinT turbines are part of the 74-turbine Windplanblauw wind park located in the municipalities of Dronten and Lelystad. The power plant is to be repowered with 61 larger machines totalling 250 MW, with constructions slated to begin next year. Eneco noted that the 37 contracted turbines represent the onshore portion of the project.
The repowered wind farm is planned to become operational at the start of 2023 and will be capable of generating electricity for about 400,000 homes while saving 340,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually.
Eneco noted that the latest PPA will lift the wind power capacity in its portfolio to about 2,500 MW in 2023.
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