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Greenpeace invests in 12 MW project at Parndorf in Burgenland

Austrian green electricity supplier Ökostrom and the municipal utility of Hartberg are to build a 12 MW wind station at Parndorf in Burgenland in a joint venture with Germany company Planet Energy Beteiligungsgesellschaft. Planet Energy is owned by Greenpeace Energy, which offers green power to German customers. It will invest EUR 0.75 million to acquire 34% of the EUR 13.6 million Ökostrom project, the largest stake that Greenpeace Energy has so far taken in a green energy plant. The eight 1.5 MW turbines from GE Energy will generate about 27 million kWh a year, sufficient for 9000 households, says Greenpeace. "The project is an important milestone in our investment program," says Robert Werner of Greenpeace Energy, part of the global environment group, Greenpeace. "Apart from the supply of our 21,000 private and business customers with clean power, construction of environmentally-friendly power stations is an important company target. The project sets a clear signal that there is enormous potential for wind power at inland sites," he says.

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