German energy supplier Enercity AG will build a 200-MW wind park in a brown coal region in Saxony to supply more than 155,000 households in the region with green electricity.
The new wind farm with up to 33 wind turbines will be set up near the municipality of Schleife in northern Upper Lusatia, Enercity said on Thursday.
The energy company has signed a cooperation agreement with the owner of the land plot for the park, local company Forst Rohne.
The project will be realised in two phases. Four turbines with a combined capacity of 24 MW will be erected in an area where the current regional planning has identified locations suitable for wind energy. The second phase includes the installation of 29 wind turbines in the forest with a total capacity of 174 MW. The area of around 900 hectares (2,224 acres) for this phase is yet to be designated by the regional authorities as suitable for wind turbines.
Once up and running, the wind park is expected to generate 540 million kWh of green power annually.
For Enercity, the project is a step on the way to its goal of having 1 GW of wind capacity under its operation by 2025.
The wind farm is part of a plan to build an environmentally friendly power plant in Schleife. The plan, unveiled last March, envisages also the construction of a thermal power plant with food production and heat storage. A total of EUR 500 million (USD 507.59m) will be invested in the project.
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