Obtaining new capacity from old turbines


Dismantling, new construction or continued operation? Many operators will have to ask themselves these questions over the next few years.

One possibility is repowering, where original turbines are replaced by new, more powerful wind turbines. Due to the advanced technologies, modern wind turbines can generate significantly more electricity, so that a smaller number of turbines is required and the volume of power generated can still be multiplied.

In the course of repowering, a completely new project is being planned and the approval procedure is being re-initiated. Questions of planning law or social interests, the dismantling of old wind turbines as well as various economic aspects make repowering a very complex task and require a high degree of experience in the project planning of wind farms.

Deciding on the future direction of your wind farm often raises many questions:

When is the best time to engage in repowering? Is dismantling, continued operation or repowering more sensible? What happens to the old wind turbines? What are the advantages for residents, operators and municipalities?

The WKN team has over 30 years of experience in the project planning of wind farms and employees with extensive know-how. We would be glad to support you in all questions regarding repowering, together with our partner and sister company, BGZ Fondsverwaltung.

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