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Wind Power Takes Off at Peljesac in Autumn This Year

A short update of my Wind Power Takes Off at Peljesac post from 2007 with some additional, very good news

The German company WPD from Bremen  is currently working on the new wind farm on Peljesac peninsula. On the slopes in vicinity of Ponikve the company is erecting nine (9) Enercon E70 turbines of the 2.3 MW class with a hub height of 64 meters, as well as seven (7) turbines of the same type with a hub height of 85 meters with the total output power of 34 MW (megawatts).

This 45 million Euro project is partly financed by several programs for renewable energies.

It is expected that the turbines will be on site by the summer of 2012 (late July) while grid connection is set for the autumn when the turbines will be in a full operation.

The great new wind farm will supply about 60000 local households with environmentally friendly electric energy.

WPD, the operator and developer of installations for the generation of renewable energies has carried out projects with around 1,400 turbines worldwide. This is the third WPD’s project in Croatia – other two include wind farms Orlice and Trtar-Krtolin. For more info check their website www.wpd.de

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