July 6 (Renewables Now) - A subsidiary of German municipal utilities group Trianel is expanding its renewables portfolio with the acquisition of a 5.56-MW wind park in Rhineland-Palatinate state, western Germany.
Trianel Erneuerbare Energien GmbH & Co KG (TEE) is buying an operational wind farm in Donnersbergkreis district, thus lifting its installed wind and solar power capacity to 170 MW, Trianel said on Wednesday.
The latest wind farm addition is the Zellertal wind farm. Powered by two 2.75-120 turbines by General Electric (NYSE:GE), the plant has been generating electricity since end-2015. The wind park produces around 16 million kWh of power annually.
Under the umbrella of TEE, 38 municipal utilities and Trianel GmbH are committed to investing nearly half a billion euros in the development and expansion of their renewable energy portfolio.
"Our goal is to build a portfolio of wind and solar parks that is as diversified as possible in terms of technology, location and investment criteria," said Markus Hakes, TEE’s managing director. He noted that the company is seeking large wind parks, projects under development and already operational facilities.
Currently, TEE has five ground-mounted PV plants and 44 wind turbines.