Iberdrola awarded 790 hectares of land by ForstBW for wind energy in Germany
- Award of contract for three wind farm areas with a potential total capacity of 200 megawatts (MW)
- Realisation on an area of 790 hectares (ha) in Baden-Württemberg (Southern Germany)
- Potential supply of approx. 112,000 households with renewable energy and savings of approx. 252,000 tonnes of CO2
Iberdrola Deutschland has been awarded three wind energy sites in the latest tender by Forst Baden-Württemberg (ForstBW). Wind farms with an expected number of 25 wind turbines (WTGs) will be built on a total of 790 hectares (ha). With a potential total capacity of between 170 and 200 megawatts (MW), the wind farms could supply approximately 112,000 households with renewable energy and at the same time reduce CO2 emissions by about 252,000 tonnes per year.
Felipe Montero, CEO of Iberdrola Deutschland, commented on the success by saying: "We are delighted to have been awarded the contract by ForstBW and will now enter the detailed planning stage. Projects of this kind emphasise Iberdrola Deutschland's ambitions in the onshore business area and validate our integrated growth and investment strategy."
In the planning, construction and operation of wind farms, Iberdrola Deutschland relies on local value chains. Local authorities and citizens are of course also involved in the successful implementation of this case.
In order to further promote the expansion of wind energy, a total of 21 individual sites have been put out to tender since 2021 as part of a marketing offensive. The award process took place in three tranches. In the course of which, about 3,000 ha of wind power sites were made available in the short term for future planning. The wind turbines that will be constructed on these areas will make an important contribution to a sustainable energy future in the region and the decarbonisation of the industry.
Since 1 January 2020, the public law institution Forst Baden-Württemberg (ForstBW) has been responsible for the management of over 300,000 ha of state forest and is the largest forestry company in the state. ForstBW aims to work in an ecologically exemplary, socially balanced and economically successful manner. In the interest of the forest and the people, the principle of sustainability forms the basis of our activities. Approximately 1,800 employees throughout the state contribute to this. For further information, please visit the ForstBW website.