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 1000 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 11 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 May 2014, we opened the new Hjuleberg wind farm in southern Sweden, with 12 wind turbines which together are expected to generate around 90 GWh a year. Clashindarroch wind farm is an 18 turbine wind project located in Clashindarroch Forest, UK.
Wind energy projects that are under development or we have begun to build include, for example, Klim wind farm in Denmark, which will be Denmark’s largest onshore wind farm when it is launched in 2015. The 76 wind turbines in the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm in the United Kingdom, located on the Woodland Estate in Wales, are expected to be ready at the end of 2016. 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.