ENOVA buys further wind farm in Lower Saxony
ENOVA buys further wind farm in Lower Saxony

ENOVA buys further wind farm in Lower Saxony

In cooperation with the WindStrom Group, ENOVA Value GmbH has acquired the wind farm in Hänigsen with a total of 8 MW - consisting of four wind turbines of the type Vestas V80 with 2 MW each. ENOVA continues to be on a growth course.

The purchased wind farm is to be used to drive forward a further repowering project. The repowering is expected to more than quadruple the wind yield at the site in Hänigsen.

"We are pleased to have a good partner at our side in Windstrom, with whom we can jointly pursue the goal of repowering," says Björn Burau, Team Leader Investment & Asset Management. 


About ENOVA

The ENOVA Group, based in Bunde and Hamburg, is a family business with 70 staff that develops, manages and invests in renewable energy projects.

The company’s services cover four areas of core competence. It all began in 1989 with engineering, planning and constructing onshore and offshore wind turbines.

The company’s technical and commercial management builds on this expertise, administrating ENOVA’s own and third-party wind farms throughout Germany, a process united in its own asset management software e.live.

To this is added technical maintenance and servicing by ENOVA Service GmbH, an independent service provider and specialist in Enercon turbines.

The portfolio is managed by Investment & Asset Management, which launched an independent power producer (ENOVA IPP) in 2017 and founded a second investment vehicle (ENOVA Value) in 2020 which focuses on the acquisition of old wind farms in Germany. As of 2021, ENOVA Value has over 100 MW of onshore wind assets in Germany and has already received repowering permits and tender awards for 40 MW.

ENOVA has obtained around 1,800 MW of wind energy permits since 1989 and provides services for hundreds of wind turbines in Germany.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Steinhausstrasse 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 4953 9290 0
Email: info@enova.de
www.enova.de

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District gives green light for wind farm project in Uplengen
District gives green light for wind farm project in Uplengen

ENOVA delighted by approval – construction planning now to be stepped up

The Uplengen wind farm project continues to progress. The Landkreis of Leer has granted a permit in accordance with the Federal Immission Control Act (BImSchG). After eleven years of planning, the project is now moving swiftly ahead. The first turbines are scheduled to be commissioned in April 2024.

ENOVA Power, a family-owned business based in Bunde, is planning to erect three wind turbines at the Uplengen site. The process involves a number of technical and ecological expert opinions and an extensive approvals procedure. ENOVA Power had submitted a permit application under the Federal Immission Control Act to Leer’s district administration in December 2021.  They spent a number of months investigating whether the project could go ahead in view of potential immissions and environmental impacts.

“Approval from the Landkreis is a tremendous success for the entire ENOVA team. They’ve all engaged all of their expertise and enthusiasm in recent months to bring the project to this stage,” says Managing Director Hauke Brümmer. ENOVA Power’s specialist departments are now pushing the project’s planning forward with renewed vigour. If everything goes as planned, construction of the wind farm will begin next year. The first wind turbines are then scheduled to be commissioned in April 2024.

The three planned wind turbines are of the Siemens SG 6.6-155 type. They have a hub height of 122 metres and a rotor diameter of 155 metres. Total height is 200 metres. Energy yield will be around 51 million kWh p.a., which is equivalent to the electricity consumption of all of Uplengen’s private households.

ENOVA Power provided locals with comprehensive information about the project at a well-attended information day on 2 July at Uplengen village hall. “We will continue along these lines, because we want to maintain a dialogue about the project with the people from the region,” says project manager Hans Jürgen Maas.


About ENOVA

The ENOVA Group, based in Bunde and Hamburg, is a family business with 70 staff that develops, manages and invests in renewable energy projects.

The company’s services cover four areas of core competence. It all began in 1989 with engineering, planning and constructing onshore and offshore wind turbines.

The company’s technical and commercial management builds on this expertise, administrating ENOVA’s own and third-party wind farms throughout Germany, a process united in its own asset management software e.live.

To this is added technical maintenance and servicing by ENOVA Service GmbH, an independent service provider and specialist in Enercon turbines.

The portfolio is managed by Investment & Asset Management, which launched an independent power producer (ENOVA IPP) in 2017 and founded a second investment vehicle (ENOVA Value) in 2020 which focuses on the acquisition of old wind farms in Germany.

ENOVA has obtained around 1,800 MW of wind energy permits since 1989 and provides services for hundreds of wind turbines in Germany.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Hans-Jürgen Maas
Steinhausstrasse 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 4953 9290 274
Email: info@enova.de
www.enova.de

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ENOVA LOGO
New names, new Power
ENOVA LOGO
New names, new Power

Thirty-two years after it was founded, ENOVA Energiesysteme GmbH & Co. KG has a new name. Our corporate structure has grown steadily over the years, and to reflect this, our parent company has been given a name that clearly and unambiguously describes the company’s mission.

ENOVA Energiesysteme GmbH & Co. KG will therefore become ENOVA Holding GmbH & Co. KG, which is responsible for managing the entire ENOVA group of companies.

ENOVA Energieanlagen GmbH will also have a new name. Its responsibilities in the fields of project development, technical and commercial management, and investment and asset management have become more varied and more challenging. We wish to continue our steady growth and to pursue our ambitious goals with vigour and passion.

ENOVA Energieanlagen GmbH will therefore be renamed ENOVA Power GmbH. Hauke Brümmer, Managing Director of the ENOVA group of companies, is happy about the change. “We like for our name to reflect the energy and passion we put into all our projects and client relationships. And that’s exactly what the name ENOVA Power achieves, especially since it references what the business actually does.”


About ENOVA

The ENOVA Group, based in Bunde and Hamburg, is a family business with 70 staff that develops, manages and invests in renewable energy projects.

The company’s services cover four areas of core competence. It all began in 1989 with engineering, planning and constructing onshore and offshore wind turbines.

The company’s technical and commercial management builds on this expertise, administrating ENOVA’s own and third-party wind farms throughout Germany, a process united in its own asset management software e.live.

To this is added technical maintenance and servicing by ENOVA Service GmbH, an independent service provider and specialist in Enercon turbines.

The portfolio is managed by Investment & Asset Management, which launched an independent power producer (ENOVA IPP) in 2017 and founded a second investment vehicle (ENOVA Value) in 2020 which focuses on the acquisition of old wind farms in Germany.

ENOVA has obtained around 1,800 MW of wind energy permits since 1989 and provides services for hundreds of wind turbines in Germany.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Hans-Jürgen Maas
Steinhausstrasse 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 4953 9290 274
Email: info@enova.de
www.enova.de

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WALDFEUCHT WIND FARM RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR SIX NORDEX N-163
WALDFEUCHT WIND FARM RECEIVES APPROVAL FOR SIX NORDEX N-163

Almost exactly half a year after the acquisition of the 14 Enercon E-66 in the Waldfeucht wind farm, Heinsberg district (NRW), the most important milestone of a repowering has been reached. Thanks to the tireless efforts of our local partners – the Frauenrath Group and BMR energy solutions GmbH – the BImSchG permit for the planned repowering was obtained much earlier than planned.

“With the current approval, the cooperation partners plan to commission six Nordex N-163s, each with 5.7 MW, as early as 2023. The seventh WTG of the same type is still in the approval process. After commissioning, the new wind farm will produce over 100 million kWh of electricity per year,” says Björn Burau, team leader of Investment & Asset Management. “In arithmetical terms, this corresponds to the electricity needs of around 25,000 four-person households.”

Since the beginning of the year, ENOVA Value has acquired three further wind farm projects. ENOVA’s repowering planning has already begun for these projects as well. Further wind farms with start-ups from 2000 to 2006 are in the process of being purchased.


About ENOVA

The ENOVA group of companies, headquartered in East Frisia and with a branch office in Hamburg, has been developing, realising and managing wind farms in Germany since 1989. The range of services offered by the 50-strong family business extends from the initial project idea, including realisation, through wind farm management and service, to repowering.

All competences flow together over four business areas in one life cycle. 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 500 MW for its own and external wind farms across Germany and has launched a data-based asset management software on the market with the product e.live.

Another important component is the technical maintenance and servicing (ISP) of ENOVA Service GmbH. As an independent service provider and specialist for Enercon wind turbines, around 190 turbines from Enercon E-40 to E-92 are currently running under contract.

Investment & Asset Management (IAM) rounds off the business areas. In the last four years, around 25 wind farms with a total capacity of around 150 MW have been successfully acquired and have since been operated and further developed to create value.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Jonas Reckers-Hauske
Steinhausstraße 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 22 86 47-484
E-Mail: jonas.reckers-hauske@enova.de
www.enova.de

ENOVA VALUE ACQUIRES THE THIRD REPOWERING PROJECT
ENOVA VALUE ACQUIRES THE THIRD REPOWERING PROJECT

ENOVA Value, which was founded specifically to purchase and increase the value of old wind turbines, has now acquired its third project. In this case, a Repower MD77 wind turbine with 1.5 MW and commissioning in 2004 in Schleswig-Holstein and a Vestas V90 wind turbine with 2.0 MW and commissioning in 2005 in Brandenburg successfully changed hands.

“Our attractive offer structure, which also includes future value creation, absolutely convinced the seller here,” explains Björn Burau, team leader of the Investment & Asset Management department. “Both sites offer good repowering potential, so we expect new turbines to be built within the next few years.”

Since the beginning of this year, ENOVA Value has now already been able to acquire wind farms with around 40 MW of installed capacity and is making good progress towards its target of 100 MW by the end of 2022.

Further acquisition processes are already underway.


About ENOVA

The ENOVA group of companies, headquartered in East Frisia and with a branch office in Hamburg, has been developing, realising and managing wind farms in Germany since 1989. The range of services offered by the 50-strong family business extends from the initial project idea, including realisation, through wind farm management and service, to repowering.

All competences flow together over four business areas in one life cycle. 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 500 MW for its own and external wind farms across Germany and has launched a data-based asset management software on the market with the product e.live.

Another important component is the technical maintenance and servicing (ISP) of ENOVA Service GmbH. As an independent service provider and specialist for Enercon wind turbines, around 190 turbines from Enercon E-40 to E-92 are currently running under contract.

Investment & Asset Management (IAM) rounds off the business areas. In the last four years, around 25 wind farms with a total capacity of around 150 MW have been successfully acquired and have since been operated and further developed to create value.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Jonas Reckers-Hauske
Steinhausstraße 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 22 86 47-484
E-Mail: jonas.reckers-hauske@enova.de
www.enova.de

ENOVA ACQUIRES TWO MORE ENERCON E-40 AND SECURES THEIR CONTINUED OPERATION
ENOVA ACQUIRES TWO MORE ENERCON E-40 AND SECURES THEIR CONTINUED OPERATION

After the go-ahead in March this year, the ENOVA Group has now been able to expand its E-40 wind farm portfolio with two more WTGs. These two ENERCON E-40 5.40, built in 1996 and 1998 respectively, have also reliably produced green electricity in the southern part of Lower Saxony for many years.

With needs-based maintenance, which we ensure with our “Vario” maintenance concept from ENOVA Service GmbH, the E-40 will continue to operate for many years to come.

“Due to our experience in the maintenance of the total of 70 ENERCON E-40 in the Midlum wind farm on the North Sea coast of Lower Saxony, we can act very efficiently with this type of turbine,” explains ENOVA Service Managing Director Dietmar Buß.

The concept is also convincing many other operators: the next E-40 are already in the purchase process.


About ENOVA

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 50-strong family business extends from the initial project idea, including realisation, through wind farm management and service, to repowering.

All competences flow together over four business areas in one life cycle. 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 500 MW for its own and external wind farms across Germany and has launched a data-based asset management software on the market with the product e.live.

Another important component is the technical maintenance and servicing (ISP) of ENOVA Service GmbH. As an independent service provider and specialist for Enercon wind turbines, around 190 turbines from Enercon E-40 to E-92 are currently running under contract.

Investment & Asset Management (IAM) rounds off the business areas. In the last four years, around 25 wind farms with a total capacity of around 150 MW have been successfully acquired and have since been operated and further developed to create value.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Jonas Reckers-Hauske
Steinhausstraße 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 22 86 47-484
E-Mail: jonas.reckers-hauske@enova.de
www.enova.de

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IN GOOD HANDS: ENOVA ACQUIRES ONE OF THE FIRST ENERCON E-40 AND ENSURES CONTINUED OPERATION
IN GOOD HANDS: ENOVA ACQUIRES ONE OF THE FIRST ENERCON E-40 AND ENSURES CONTINUED OPERATION

The ENOVA Group was able to expand its wind farm portfolio with a WTG from the pioneering days of wind energy. The ENERCON E-40 5.40 from 1994 was one of the first wind turbines of this type to be erected in Germany.

ENOVA would now like to continue operating this WTG for as long as possible. Thanks to the steady wind in East Frisia and a needs-based maintenance concept from ENOVA Service GmbH, the E-40 can continue to rotate for many more years and thus make an active contribution to the energy transition.

Repowering of this wind turbine is not possible due to the small distances to residential areas in the outskirts, as is the case with so many classic farm turbines. Nevertheless, the E-40 wind turbines are very robustly constructed and can continue to be operated for at least 5-10 years after the Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG) if wind conditions are good and appropriate maintenance, servicing and operational management are carried out.

“With the acquisition, maintenance and continued operation, we want to create an alternative to the threatened dismantling of the WTGs after the EEG,” says Björn Burau, team leader of the Investment & Asset Management department. “According to a study by Deutsche Windguard, around 12,000 wind turbines will fall out of the EEG in the next 5 years. Of these, around 50% cannot be repowered and must be dismantled if they cannot continue to be operated. Such a dismantling of existing plants must be prevented so that we do not lose the generation capacities necessary for an energy transition. Especially in the windy regions of Germany, we are able to operate older wind turbines for many years to come thanks to appropriate concepts and performance.”

ENOVA therefore intends to acquire further Enercon wind turbines, including the E-40 type, and is now looking for potential sellers.


About ENOVA

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 from Enercon E-40 to E-92 are currently under contract.

Investment & Asset Management (IAM) ENOVA manages a portfolio of currently over 100 MW. In the last four years, around 20 projects have been successfully acquired and further developed.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Jonas Reckers-Hauske
Steinhausstraße 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 22 86 47-484
E-Mail: jonas.reckers-hauske@enova.de
www.enova.de

 

MANAGE AND MONITOR WIND FARMS EFFICIENTLY
MANAGE AND MONITOR WIND FARMS EFFICIENTLY

ENOVA launches manufacturer-independent software for asset managers on the market

Bunderhee, 12.08.2021 ENOVA Energieanlagen GmbH has developed a Microsoft-based software solution that allows asset managers to manage all common types of turbines with a digital connection. With the new tool e.live, wind farms can be monitored independently of manufacturer and across portfolios. Whether energy and payment flows, weather forecasts or stock exchange prices: All relevant data is networked and evaluated fully automatically. The software is intuitive to use and can be quickly and comprehensively adapted to individual customer requirements.

“Because we did not find a suitable product on the market that met our requirements, we decided to develop our own solution for cross-portfolio wind farm management. In a unique way, we combine all data in one format. As a wind pioneer with 30 years of experience and as an official Microsoft reseller, we have the necessary know-how,” explains ENOVA’s team leader for technical operations management and IT Miriam Bruns.

Detecting deviations automatically

The programme clearly displays all relevant technical, commercial and financial key figures. In addition to plant data and weather forecasts, this also includes feed-in management calculations. Additional data such as financial models and key figures (DSCR, debt ratio, etc.) as well as detailed forecasts and external stock market data can be flexibly integrated.

e.live checks the performance of plants and service providers, identifies potential for improvement and checks whether conditions and deadlines are being met and whether the actual energy production corresponds to the forecast value. Because the programme links all data sources for evaluation in a data model, deviations can be detected automatically.

Faults, power reductions and interruptions in remote monitoring are transmitted to the plant manager. Decisive countermeasures, such as correcting incorrectly operating shade sensors, can be taken more quickly, which reduces yield losses. Maintenance and fault clearance operations can be optimised by uploading the dates, linking them to the forecasts and scheduling the operations on more cost-effective working days, for example. In addition to the technical data, the debt service coverage ratio is displayed so that bottlenecks can be reacted to at an early stage.

Claiming recourse

Historical data, on the other hand, can serve as a basis for recourse claims if, for example, the bat shut-off has failed and one wants to claim the losses.

All data is backed up in the Microsoft Cloud. The interactive reports are made available optionally online, by email or as an app. Because ENOVA continuously adapts the software to changing market conditions, it is always up-to-date.

“Of course, we also use e.live at our own parks,” explains Bruns. One of the first external users is a leading asset manager from Hesse, who uses the tool to manage an 80-megawatt portfolio of 31 plants between Lower Saxony and Bavaria.

A demo version can be requested via ENOVA’s contact form: https://www.enova.de/elive/


About ENOVA:

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.

ENOVA Power GmbH
Jonas Reckers-Hauske
Steinhausstraße 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 22 86 47-484
E-Mail: jonas.reckers-hauske@enova.de

 

ENOVA FOUNDS INVESTMENT COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE OF OLD WIND FARMS
ENOVA FOUNDS INVESTMENT COMPANY FOR THE PURCHASE OF OLD WIND FARMS

First reference project of Enova Value: 25-megawatt wind farm in NRW

Bunderhee, 12.08.2021 With ENOVA Value, the ENOVA group has founded a new company that focuses on the purchase and value enhancement of old wind turbines. Together with shareholders, land owners, municipalities and other stakeholders, the new company develops individual solutions to enable economic continued operation or successful repowering. The company started its activities with the acquisition of a 25-megawatt wind farm in the Heinsberg district (NRW), which is to be repowered by 2025. ENOVA is currently in negotiations for further projects with the aim of acquiring around 100 MW of old wind farms by the end of 2022.

In Heinsberg, 14 Enercon E-66 turbines have been generating a yield of almost 40,000 MWh per year since 2004. Together with its local partners – the Frauenrath Group and BMR energy solutions GmbH – ENOVA now wants to replace the Enercon turbines with seven Nordex N-163 turbines, each with a capacity of 5.7 megawatts and a total height of 200 metres. The repowering should more than double the yield to 92,000 MWh per year with half the number of turbines.

Demand-oriented solutions

“With our concept, which is aimed at both potential sellers and cooperation partners, we want to deliver solutions especially for the approximately 1,600 wind turbines that will fall out of the EEG every year from 2021,” explains ENOVA Managing Director Hauke Brümmer.

As an experienced project developer, wind farm manager, operator and service provider, the group of companies brings many years of know-how in the planning, operation, maintenance and financing of wind turbines. While project development takes care of successful repowering, technical and commercial management ensures continued operation and optimises yields and costs. ENOVA Service, on the other hand, ensures cost-effective maintenance that is optimally tailored to the age and expected service life of the turbines. The Investment & Asset Management division structures the equity and debt side.

“Thanks to our focus on older wind farms, we are in a position to make needs-based and very attractive offers to owners, operators and asset managers of Ü15 wind turbines and to take over their continued operation and dismantling risks,” says Brümmer happily.


About ENOVA:

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.

ENOVA Power GmbH                                               

Jonas Reckers-Hauske
Steinhausstraße 112
26831 Bunderhee
Tel.: +49 (0) 40 22 86 47-484
E-Mail: jonas.reckers-hauske@enova.de

ENOVA WIND FARM MANAGEMENT EXPANDS ITS OFFER IN THE FIELDS OF CMS (CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM) FOR GEARLESS WIND TURBINES
ENOVA WIND FARM MANAGEMENT EXPANDS ITS OFFER IN THE FIELDS OF CMS (CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEM) FOR GEARLESS WIND TURBINES

Since autumn 2019 ENOVA Wind Farm Management is offering vibration analyses within the scope of condition monitoring. In the course of expiring full maintenance contracts and continued operation of old wind power plants for more than 20 years, the early detection of major damages is an elemantary issue.

“Especially on rolling bearings of gearless wind turbines, harmful influences should be detected before they lead to damages. This enables us to have repairs carried out by the full maintenance contractor before the full maintenance contract ends. This prevents cost-intensive consequential damages and the associated plant failures”, says Technical Wind Farm Manager Ralf Brinkema. The vibration analysis is an essential component in the overall evaluation of a possible further operation of old plants which is superviced by the ENOVA Wind Farm Management. The results allow actuarial questions to be answered and give an estimate of the further operating time. That knowledge is an effective protection against expensive bad investments.

 

EWE ERNEUERBARE AND ENOVA ACQUIRE LOCAL WIND FARM
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

 

ENOVA TAKES OVER THE TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF 43 WIND TURBINES FROM THE EWE PORTFOLIO
ENOVA TAKES OVER THE TECHNICAL MANAGEMENT OF 43 WIND TURBINES FROM THE EWE PORTFOLIO

At the beginning of 2018 ENOVA took over the technical management of 71 MW of the portfolio of the EWE AG. In the tender ENOVA prevailed against a large number of competitors. “We are very pleased. Being able to use our know-how to increase the performance of the EWE portfolio is great,” says Ralf Brinkema, Head of Technical Operations Management.
The wind farms will be transferred in two stages. By January 2018, 44 MW will be taken over by ENOVA, followed by another 27 MW in July 2018. The portfolio contains among others 1x ENERCON E112 with 4.5 MW, 1x E112 with 6 MW and 1x E126 with 7.58 MW.
About one year ago, ENOVA reorganized its operations management. Over the year, 19 wind turbines with a total capacity of 60 MW have already been added to the portfolio.
The acquisition of the EWE portfolio now underlines the successful realignment. Just in time for the turn of the year, ENOVA’s management breaks the 250 MW barrier.
The special features of the ENOVA management are e.g. the use of independent monitoring software, the absorption of operator obligations, short reaction times and the theoretical as well as the practical skills of the employees. In particular, the practical experience of the technicians on ENERCON wind turbines ensures a balanced relationship between operator and manufacturer/ service provider.

Since early 2017, ENOVA’s smart wind farm management offers a lean management with a focus on yield optimization, lifetime extension and compliance. Also worth highlighting is the need-based compilation of ENOVA service packages and modules: a small, smart package that only contains services that are necessary for a maximum energy output.
A “save package” that secures the operator and in which services in the area of occupational safety or plant inspections are taken over. Last but not least there are various extra modules that help the costumer to simplify the operation of the wind farm when needed, to better evaluate the performance and to make better decisions. Brinkema: “With these service packages, we can map every individual customer request at attractive conditions.”

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

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