Vattenfall is one of the largest wind power developers and operators in Europe. We will continue to expand our wind operations in our markets.
Our wind power operations
We operate over 900 turbines in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. Together, these turbines generate approximately 4 TWh of electricity annually.
In the period from 2009 to 2012 we doubled our wind power production. Since one of our sustainability targets is that we will grow faster in renewable energy sources than the average in our markets, during the next five years we will invest 20 billion SEK in wind power in Sweden, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, and the United Kingdom.
Vattenfall is continuously exploring possibilities for on and offshore wind power projects in several countries.
Future wind power operations
Vattenfall sees significant growth opportunities within wind power, though profitability is dependent upon support systems.
Several wind energy projects are currently under construction. In the German North Sea, we are building Dan Tysk offshore wind farm, a wind farm estimated to generate around 1,320 GWh annually, in partnership with Stadtverke München. In the south of Sweden, Hjuleberg wind farm – with 12 wind power turbines generating 36 MWh – is being built. Clashindarroch wind farm is an 18 turbine wind project located in Clashindarroch Forest, UK.
Wind energy projects under development include, for example, Klim wind farm in Denmark, which will be Denmark's largest wind farm when it is launched in 2015. The Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in the United Kingdom is a 76 turbine development located on an area of land within the Welsh Government's Woodland Estate. East Anglia offshore wind energy project in the United Kingdom is a joint venture between Vattenfall and ScottishPower Renewables. It is located 14 km off the coast of Norfolk and Suffolk and covers approximately 6000 km2.