RWE Supply & Trading will purchase the full output of the Dutch onshore wind generated by Waddenwind, a group of local farmers in the province of Groningen.
RWE Supply & Trading expects its big industrial and municipal customers to market both the electricity and the associated guarantees of origin.
The wind farm, which consists of 12 wind turbines, is situated on a dyked area (Oostpolder) south of port Eemshaven. The turbines will generate an average of 190,000 megawatt-hours of green electricity per year, enough to provide electricity to an equivalent of 70,000 households.
The first wind turbines will start producing electricity in early 2021 and the entire wind farm is expected to be fully operational from January 2022.
“Concluding this power purchase agreement with Waddenwind underlines our role as a strong partner for operators of renewables plants, when it comes to market green electricity. Furthermore, we also secure attractive volumes of renewable electricity to meet the increasing demand for tailor-made corporate-PPA solutions from our industrial and municipal customers, supporting them in achieving their climate targets.”Hendrik Niebaum, head of commodity solutions responsible for the customer business at RWE Supply & Trading.
“On behalf of Waddenwind we conducted the turbine purchasing process, project financing and the electricity sales. With RWE we found a strong partner who understands the value of partnership which resulted in a long term agreement with Waddenwind for the supply of green electricity.”Peter Spruijt, head of projects and Windpark Management at Topwind Consultancy.