"The aim of the study is to establish what is needed for the construction of a large wind farm with optimal wind conditions," says Karl-Wilhem Otto of RWE Energie, the German utiity leading the project. He adds: "One hundred megawatt is a size which starts to become interesting for utilities." DG XII is hoping the project could provide a planning framework for large wind stations.
Under RWE Energie's leadership the project is being co-ordinated by three task forces. led by Belgian Electrabel, PowerGen in the UK and RWE. The other utilities are Electricité de France, Elkraft (Denmark), ENEL (Italy), Energie-Versorgung Schwaben (Germany), Imatran Voima (Finland), National Wind Power (England), PPC (Greece), Ibadrola and Compania Sevillana (Spain), Union Electrica Fenosa (Spain) and Electricidade de Portugal.