Windreich faces no problems connecting offshore wind parks to German grid
Nov 21, 2011 - German wind power developer Windreich was prompted by complaints about bottlenecks in grid connections to say on Sunday it is facing no problems and expects no delays in hooking its North Sea wind farms.
Last week, Dutch Tennet, the power grid operator responsible for connecting offshore wind farms to the German grid, said in a letter to the German government that it may not meet the deadlines for hooking the projects due to the lack of personnel, material as well as financial resources of both suppliers and the company itself.
According to the Windreich's Technology manager Heiko Ross, the concerns about potential grid troubles refer to the period after 2015. Windreich has so far not experienced such problems, the company's CEO Willi Balz said. All the three projects of the company -- Global Tech I, MEG 1 and Deutsche Bucht -- which have a combined capacity of 1 GW have the commitment of the Federal Network Agency and of Tennet to be connected to the German grid on schedule, the CEO added.