EWE ERNEUERBARE and ENOVA acquire local wind farm

Oldenburg, Bunderhee, Leer, August 31, 2018. The EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN GmbH from Oldenburg and the ENOVA IPP GmbH & Co. KG from Bunderhee have bought the wind farm Hohegaste in the East Frisian town Leer. Each company acquired 50 percent of the shares from the previous owners. The wind farm has been repowered in 2017: 13 of the older wind turbines of the first generation have been replaced by four Enercon 101 wind turbines with a total energy output of 12.2 MW. The purchase price is kept in silence.
EWE and ENOVA will share the technical as well as the commercial tasks of the operation of the wind farm.

Dr. Jörg Buddenberg, Head of EWE ERNEUERBARE ENERGIEN, emphasized: “With the new wind turbines in Hohegaste we are expanding the onshore wind energy portfolio of the EWE Group to a total energy output of more than 280 MW. Our short and medium term goal is to continue to grow. The current cooperation with ENOVA shows that this can be done with a good partnership aswell.“

Hauke Brümmer, Head of ENOVA, pointed out: “We are happy to expand our existing portfolio, with our share in the wind farm Hohegaste, especially because it is located in our home region. With EWE, we have a partner whose services complement ours well. In this constellation, we are able to buy further repowering capable projects.”

EWE and ENOVA have been working together on projects in the energy transition for 15 years. In 2013 the energy provider and the wind farm project planner realized the first commercial off shore wind farm RIFFGAT in the German North Sea, among other projects.

About ENOVA:
The ENOVA Group is operating as a family business since 1989 in the area of renewable energies. As an innovative pioneer with 30 employees, ENOVA develops, realizes and supports wind energy projects on shore and off shore. The services range from project initiation and realization to wind farm management, repowering and maintenance. As a comprehensive project developer and energy service provider, ENOVA offers complete packages for operators and investors for the energy source wind. Nationwide cooperation with energy providers, municipals and forest administration see the reliability and know-how of the “ostfriesischen” wind power pioneers. With the founding of ENOVA IPP, the wind region is expanding its business model at its new location in Hamburg.
More information at: www.enova.de

About EWE:
As an innovative service provider, EWE is active in the fields of energy, telecommunications and information technology. The EWE Group combines its expertise in these areas to design a smart and efficient energy transition and to offer optimal solutions for its customers. In doing so, EWE focuses on partnerships, new markets and grabs the chance of digitalization. With more than 9000 employees and sales of EUR 7.6 billion in 2016, EWE is one of the largest energy companies in Germany.
The company, headquartered in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, is predominantly in municipal hands. It supplies the northwest of Germany, Brandenburg and the island Rügen, as well as internationally in parts of Poland and Turkey over 1.3 million customers with electricity, 1.8 million with natural gas and around 780000 with telecommunication services. For this purpose, various companies of the EWE Group operate about 205000 kilometers of energy and telecommunication networks. In the coming years, EWE will invest more than EUR 1.2 billion in an extensive fiber-optic expansion, creating the basis for the digitalization of the Northwest.
Find out more about EWE at www.ewe.de