German renewables developer Energiequelle GmbH has kicked off construction of a 21.5-MW subsidy-free wind farm in Finland, its first wind project in the Nordic country.
The so-called Paltusmaki wind park will be located in the region of North Ostrobothnia, close to the Gulf of Finland. It will use five L-147 turbines by Dutch manufacturer Lagerwey, each having capacity of 4.3 MW. The facility is planned to be hooked to the local grid at the end of net year, feeding around 75.5 million kWh annually.
Energiequelle has been operating in Finland since 2016 through its local office in Helsinki. It has developed the Paltusmaki project together with Finnish developer Smart Windpower Oy. Commenting on the local wind power market, Energiequelle’s division manager Gregor Weber said that the Finnish market offers huge potential, with the country expected to “play an important role” for the German company.
The German company also unveiled its plans to start building its second wind farm in Finland next spring -- a 30-MW facility with seven turbines. Two more projects are planned to enter construction in 2020, Energiequelle said.
At present, Energiequelle is working on the construction of over 50 MW of wind farms in Finland, France and Germany.
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