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German Enercon, Greenpeace Energy agree post-EEG green PPA

Enercon turbine. Author: Henning Leweke.

September 9 (Renewables Now) - German electric utility Greenpeace Energy will be receiving power from wind farms reaching the end of their EEG subsidy in 2021 under a “Green PPA” framework agreement with Enercon GmbH subsidiary Quadra Energy GmbH.

Enercon announced the cooperation agreement today, saying that the initial annual volume of wind power to be delivered to Greenpeace Energy will be around 60 MWh, or 13% of the utility’s energy purchases. For that, Quadra Energy will pool 50 MW of capacity across existing Enercon wind turbines.

The wind turbine maker and its unit in charge of energy trading activities have developed the Green Power Purchase and Service Agreement (Green PPSA) -- a service and marketing concept enabling the continued operation of wind farms facing a new marketing environment after the end of EEG remuneration. 

“Being able to guarantee proper operation of existing WECs [wind energy converters] with a tailored service concept provides us with the necessary prerequisites to integrate fluctuating wind energy into our purchasing plan. In turn, operators and owners are offered promising prospects for continued operation,” commented Soenke Tangermann, board member at Greenpeace Energy. The company plans to expand its partnership with Quadra in the future.

Enercon’s unit will be adding more capacity to the QUADRA 20+ pool. The first wind farm in the pool was the Dorna park, allowing 13 turbines in Saxony-Anhalt to continue operating at a profit until their repowering, Enercon said.

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