The 60 wind farms were previously managed by the Norderland Group, Source: Enercity

Hannover energy company to power 240,000 homes with new wind turbines

Hannover energy company to power 240,000 homes with new wind turbines

The operator aims to have 85% renewable energy output by 2030

Yesterday, Hannover’s municipal energy provider Enercity announced that the company has doubled its wind power output after a recent acquisition of 60 wind farms from Norderland Group. Enercity is capable of producing 712 megawatts of energy with its 83 wind farms and 348 individual turbines.

This accounts for nearly half of the energy output of the company. According to a press statement CEO Susanna Zapreva claimed that Enercity will be able to produce 1,000 megawatts by 2025, while 85% of its total output will come from green sources by 2030.

This optimistic forecast stems from the fact that many of the newly acquired turbines are located in so-called wind priority areas, ideal for infrastructure expansion. The 60 newly acquired wind farms boast an impressive 166 individual turbines.

Generating electricity for 240,000 households

According to a statement by the company, the new turbines would add an annual 767-gigawatt hours of energy to the previous production capacity. This means that more than half of Еnercity's power generation already comes from renewable energies. Moreover, the new systems would save around 920,000 tons of CO2 per year and provide green electricity for nearly 240,000 households.  

Additionally, the new turbines have particularly good wind locations, mainly on the East Frisian coast. Some are also located in Brandenburg, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt. This would help the company even further as an energy provider in Germany.

As of 2021, Enercity had an annual turnover of 5 billion euros and supplied around one million people with water, electricity, heat and natural gas.



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