Energiekontor of Bremen, a limited commercial partnership specialising in the planning and operation of energy and environmentally benign installations, has now financed nearly 120 MW of wind power in Germany, or more than 130 turbines in over 20 separate wind plant. The most recent of these, three AN Bonus 1 MW/54 turbines, came on line in February at the Vollrather Hohe in Grevenbroich, in the lignite mining heartland of North Rhine Westphalia. They follow installtion of a new wind station at Krempel, on the coast between Cuxhaven and Bremerhaven, of five 1.3 MW Nordex turbines, two of them erected at the end of last year and the other three in February. The turbines will start working as soon as the transformer station is ready, according to Evelyn Kessler of Energiekontor. The company will move three 1.5 MW Enercon turbines from Frischborn in Hesse to a coastal site at Oederquart near Osterende. Kessler says errors in wind monitoring at the Frischborn site meant that winds were just 50% of those forecast. The turbines, installed in late 1997, will be moved later in the year.
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