Berlin - ENGIE Deutschland has been awarded a total of 50 megawatts in the September tender for wind turbines on land issued by the Federal Network Agency (BNetzA). The bids relate to the repowering projects in Karstädt (Brandenburg) and Lövenich (North Rhine-Westphalia). Since July 2021, permits have been available for both projects under the Federal Immission Act (BImSchG). ENGIE will start the first pre-construction measures in 2021.
ENGIE Deutschland has been operating two wind farms in the municipality of Karstädt, about 150 kilometers northwest of Berlin, since 2001. The repowering project will replace 20 old plants with a total output of 26 megawatts with seven new plants of 39.2 megawatts.
Also since 2001, ENGIE has been responsible for the operation of eight AN BONUS/Siemens plants with a total output of 10.4 megawatts at the Lövenich/Linnich site in North Rhine-Westphalia. With the repowering project, four of these plants, each with 1.3 megawatts, are replaced by two plants, each with five megawatts.
Ralf Schürkamp, Head of the Renewable Energy Business Unit at ENGIE Deutschland, says: "We are delighted that with the award of BNetzA we have reached the last milestone for two of our repowering projects. This means that we are implementing our ambitious targets for the expansion of renewable energies in Germany not only by developing new projects, but also by further developing our existing plants."
ENGIE Deutschland operates 13 wind farms in Germany, develops wind and photovoltaic projects – also in cooperation with partners – and has a direct marketing portfolio of 3.5 gigawatts in Germany. The globally operating ENGIE Group, to which ENGIE Deutschland belongs, pursues the mission of actively promoting the energy transition and accelerating the development of renewable energies. The Group currently has an installed renewable energy output of 31.1 gigawatts worldwide. The annual increase is currently three gigawatts and is expected to be increased to four gigawatts. In this way, the ENGIE Group underlines its goal of becoming a world leader in the transition to climate neutrality.