REpower Launches First Wind Farm with System Certificate in line with German System Service Ordinance (SDLWindV)
- Kronprinzenkoog wind farm one of the biggest repowering projects in Northern Germany
- Total wind farm output increased from 12.3 MW to 30.75 MW
Hamburg, 2 August 2010. REpower Systems AG (WKN 617703) has launched a wind farm project in the district of Dithmarschen (Schleswig-Holstein) with Repowering Kronprinzenkoog GbR. In one of the biggest repowering projects in the region, 29 aging turbines have been replaced by 15 high-performance multi-megawatt turbines from the MM series. This has almost trebled the total output of the Kronprinzenkoog wind farm. In addition, the project is the first REpower wind farm to receive a system certificate in line with the German System Service Ordinance (SDLWindV).
Since the beginning of June, four REpower MM92 turbines (hub height 80 meters) and eleven REpower MM82 turbines (hub height 59 meters) have been erected and commissioned at the Kronprinzenkoog wind farm. Each of these 15 turbines has a rated output of 2.05 megawatts (MW). Jens Müller-Nielsen, head of the Germany business unit at REpower: “Kronprinzenkoog is one of our biggest projects in Germany in the last few months. It is also a positive example of how to make optimum and efficient use of a region’s wind resources. Because of the distance regulations in force in Germany, only smaller areas are usually designated for wind farms. That is why there is great potential in business involving substitute facilities in this country in particular.”
Kronprinzenkoog is also the first REpower wind farm to receive a system certificate in line with the German System Service Ordinance and thus meet the high network requirements in Germany. Müller-Nielsen: “We are proud to be pioneers in the industry once again with our double-fed system. The corresponding unit certificates were in place for all variants of the series back in April, which meant that the operators received all the necessary expert opinions for the wind farm quickly and smoothly – an important sign for our German business.”
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