FURTHER OPERATION 2.0: TECHNICAL ARTICLE ON ENOVA IN THE WIND-KRAFT JOURNAL
Technical paper on the ENOVA group of companies’ continued operations strategy
Bunderhee, 12.08.2021 As reported by Wind-Kraft Journal in its latest issue 01/2021, thousands of wind turbines will be excluded from the EEG feed-in tariff every year from 2021 onwards. According to estimates by Deutsche WindGuard, by 2026 there will be around 1,600 turbines with a total output of around 2.5 gigawatts per year that will no longer receive feed-in tariffs after 20 years. This presents owners and operators with the challenge of ensuring economic viability beyond the EEG and selling their wind power profitably even without EEG compensation.
Read here which measures are crucial for continued economic operation.
The ENOVA group of companies, with its headquarters in East Frisia and a branch office in Hamburg, has been developing, realising and managing wind farms in Germany since 1989. The range of services offered by the 40-strong family business extends from the initial project idea, including realisation, through wind farm management and service, to repowering.
All competences flow together in one life cycle through four business areas of the group of companies. The foundation is Project Development & Planning (EPC), which to date can point to 250 MW of successfully realised onshore projects and 1,500 MW of approved offshore projects.
This is complemented by technical and commercial management (TCM), which currently manages around 400 MW for its own and external wind farms across Germany and has launched a data-based asset management software product called e.live.
Another important component is the technical maintenance and servicing (ISP) of ENOVA Service. As an independent service provider and specialist for Enercon wind turbines, around 170 turbines ranging from an Enercon E-40 to an E-92 are currently under contract.
In addition to ENOVA Value, Investment & Asset Management (IAM) also manages ENOVA IPP, in which ENOVA holds its own portfolio. In the last four years, around 20 projects have been successfully acquired and further developed.