Vattenfall signs Netherlands wind farm PPA

9 May 2019

Vattenfall has signed an agreement to purchase the energy generated by the repowered onshore wind farm Zeewolde in the Netherlands.

The company has agreed to buy the energy from 83 of the new wind turbines, which will have a capacity of over 300 MW.

Construction of the wind farm will start in late 2019 and is due to be completed in 2021. It will be the largest onshore wind farm in the country.

Vattenfall European wholesale customer business head Erik Suichies said: “This is the largest purchasing contract that Vattenfall has ever concluded for renewable energy in the Netherlands.

“Zeewolde wind farm will supply sustainable electricity to 250 000 Vattenfall customers.”

Zeewolde is owned by a collective of farmers, residents and entrepreneurs. The repowering project will see the existing wind farm’s 220 wind turbines replaced by 91 larger, more powerful units.

With the Zeewolde agreement, Vattenfall has concluded purchase contracts in its various markets with a combined capacity of 6.5 GW.



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