News Digest Item
02 Aug 2018

Wind turbine manufacturer Enercon will reduce production in Germany

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung

Because orders from the German market are subsiding, wind turbine manufacturer Enercon, located in the German state of Lower Saxony, will focus more on international customers, Jens Heitmann writes in the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung. This will cost over 800 jobs in German companies delivering parts to Enercon, as in the future it will source these components from local companies in the countries were the turbines are installed, Heitmann writes. The wind turbine producer, which employs 18,000 people, cites policy changes in Germany, i.e. the switch from set feed-in tariffs to auctions, as the reason for a reduced interest in wind technology.

Read the article in German here.

For background, read a CLEW dossier on the wind power sector in Germany here.

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