New company buys old wind farms to operate without support payments
A new company founded by Munich’s public utilities plans to buy small and old wind farms no longer eligible for support under the Renewable Energy Act (EEG), the company, Hanse Windkraft, says in a press release. The company plans to repower wind farms once they lose their guaranteed feed-in tariffs after 20 years, a situation that could affect up to 16 gigawatts of installed capacity in Germany by mid 2019, the company says. “We offer an ecologically reasonable alternative to deconstructing these wind farms,” CEO Christoph Dany said.
Find the press release in German here.
See the CLEW dossier Onshore wind power in Germany for background.