Our wind farms in Germany

EKZ Renewables Ltd has investments in wind farms in Germany, some of which are direct and others through the HelveticWind joint venture.

HelveticWind joint venture: Wind power from Brandenburg and North Rhine-Westphalia

The HelveticWind joint venture operates 4 wind farms in Brandenburg and one wind farm in North Rhine-Westphalia. The parks have a total capacity of 85 megawatts.

The 46 turbines of the 5 wind farms Sendenhorst (14.5 megawatts), Lüdersdorf-Parstein (22.5 megawatts), Gross Welle (20 megawatts), Prötzel (18 megawatts) and Wulkow (10 megawatts) generate a total of around 165 gigawatt hours of electricity per year.

Neu Kosenow I, II, IV wind farms: Wind power from the Baltic Sea

Seven wind turbines in the Neu Kosenow wind farm.
Seven wind turbines in the Neu Kosenow wind farm.

The onshore plant Neu Kosenow II is the first wind farm in Germany in which EKZ Renewables Ltd acquired a 100% stake in 2012. It is located in the state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, south of Usedom at the Baltic Sea. In operation since February 2012, the five turbines generate around 23 gigawatt hours of electricity, enough to meet the needs of over 5'000 households.

EKZ Renewables Ltd also acquired 100% of the Neu Kosenow I and IV facilities in the same wind farm in early 2014. Both comprise eight turbines in total, each with an output of 2 megawatts and generate around 37'000 megawatt hours of electricity per year. That is enough to supply over 8'000 households with electricity.

Neu Kosenow I, II and IV are part of a wind farm currently comprising 30 wind turbines from Danish manufacturer Vestas. The wind conditions at this location are attractive with average wind velocities of 6.83 meters per second at a hub height of 105 meters.

Garlipp wind farm I - IV: Wind power from Saxony-Anhalt

Two wind turbines in the Garlipp wind farm.
Two wind turbines in the Garlipp wind farm.

EKZ Renewables Ltd has held a stake in another wind farm in Germany since 2013. This wind farm is about 140 kilometres from Berlin in Garlipp, a hamlet in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

The wind farm comprises a total of four sections, where 13 wind turbines generate around 89'000 megawatt hours of electricity per year. That is enough to supply nearly 20'000 four-person households. The first section has been operating since 2012, while the second, third and fourth were added in the summer of 2014, 2015 and 2017.

The HelveticWind joint venture

The HelveticWind joint venture was founded in March 2010 by Energie Wasser Bern (ewb) and BKW Energie AG. EBL (Genossenschaft Elektra Baselland), EKZ Renewables Ltd and SN Erneuerbare Energie AG (SNEE) joined in January 2012.

The partners aim to implement a wind energy portfolio with a total capacity of 170 megawatts over the next few years.

ewb and BKW each hold 29% of the company's shares, EKZ Renewables just over 20% and EBL and SNEE just under 11% each.

The activities of HelveticWind will focus on Germany and Italy for the time being.

Contact

EKZ Renewables Ltd
Beethovenstrasse 32
CH-8002 Zurich
Switzerland
Tel: +41 58 359 56 30
Email: info(at)ekz-renewables.ch

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