Wpd to supply 4 TWh of wind power to Finnish paper company

Wind turbine in Finland. Author: pikkuanna.

February 13 (Renewables Now) - Wpd AG has agreed to supply electricity to pulp and paper manufacturer UPM Kymmene from a 192-MW wind farm it is building in Finland, the German wind project developer said on Wednesday.

The companies have signed a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) that calls for Wpd to deliver almost 4 TWh of power to its Finnish partner during the duration of the contract. The electricity will be sourced from the Karhunnevankangas wind farm that is currently under construction in the western municipality of Pyhajoki and is expected to be switched on in 2022.

The wind farm will be equipped with 32 turbines “of the latest turbine generation,” each with a capacity of around 6 MW.

To date, Wpd has secured PPAs for 260 MW of renewables capacity in Northern Europe, the company noted. Back in 2018, it clinched a deal to supply wind power to Google LLC for the Internet giant’s data centre in Hamina, Finland.

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