German renewables developer Wpd AG has commissioned a 16.8-MW wind park in Lower Saxony which is expected to generate around 33 million kWh of clean electricity per year.
The Hoefen wind farm is located in the Uchte municipality near the state border with North Rhine-Westphalia and features four Enercon E-115 EP3 E3 wind turbines, Wpd said in a statement. Each of the machines has a hub height of 122 metres (400.3 feet) and a nominal capacity of 4.2 MW.
Initially, Wpd planned to install six turbines but their number was reduced to four after the company submitted an application for approval in 2016.
Currently, the renewables developer is working on a plan to expand the wind park and apply for approval for the two additional machines.
The Bremen-based company eyes a 4.5-GW project pipeline for wind and solar in the home market in the coming years and plans to double its own 2.3-GW portfolio in the next three to four years with a focus on solar and onshore wind energy.
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