Germany's EnBW to Add 200 MW of Wind power

Germany's EnBW to Add 200 MW of Wind powerGermany's EnBW to Add 200 MW of Wind power

German energy utility EnBW plans this year to install 64 new wind turbines across 16 sites with a total generating capacity of more than 200 megawatts, having doubled its wind power capacity in 2016, a top executive said in a newspaper interview due to be published on Saturday, Reuters reported. EnBW commissioned 200 MW of wind power capacity in 2016 and acquired four wind parks with 55 MW of capacity. Its total wind power generating capacity now amounts to 450 MW. Two thirds of the new capacity this year will be installed in Baden Wuerttemberg, EnBW's home state, while the other turbines will be in four other states. Net generation from renewable energy sources in the German electricity sector has increased from 6.3% in 2000 to about 30% in 2014. For the first time ever, wind, biogas, and solar combined accounted for a larger portion of net electricity production than brown coal in the first half of 2014.


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