- 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.
Forst Baden-Württemberg (ForstBW) has awarded three wind energy sites to Iberdrola Deutschland in their most recent tender. On a total of 790 hectares (ha), wind farms with an anticipated 25 wind turbines (WTGs) will be constructed. With a combined potential capacity of 170–200 megawatts (MW), the wind farms could provide clean energy to about 112,000 households while lowering annual CO2 emissions by about 252,000 tonnes.
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 order to plan, build, and run wind farms, Iberdrola Deutschland relies on regional value chains. Of course, the effective execution of this case also involves local government and citizens.
As part of a marketing campaign, 21 distinct sites have been put out to tender since 2021 in an effort to further encourage the expansion of wind energy. There were three phases to the award process. Approximately 3,000 hectares of wind power sites were made temporarily available for use in future planning during this time. The installation of wind turbines on these lands will play a significant role in the region’s transition to sustainable energy and the industry’s decarbonization.
The largest forestry company in the state, Forst Baden-Württemberg (ForstBW), is a public law institution that has been in charge of managing over 300,000 hectares of state forest since January 1, 2020. ForstBW strives to operate in a way that is socially just, environmentally responsible, and economically prosperous. Our actions are guided by the sustainability principle, which is in the best interests of both the people and the forest. This is made possible by about 1,800 employees across the state. Please visit the ForstBW website for more details.