Offshore wind farm RIFFGAT inaugurated

This past weekend, Germany’s first commercial offshore wind farm Riffgat was inaugurated. Present at the ceremony was Lower Saxony Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD). During a sightseeing flight, Weil was shown the systems by EWE CEO Werner Brinker. Weil spoke of a pioneering project for future technologies.

The reason for opening the wind farm without electricity production is the very lengthy recovery of the polluted munitions areas, which delayed connection to the power grid.

Prime Minister Stephen Weil (SPD) congratulated those responsible for the completion of construction and called for an expansion of offshore wind farms. Offshore wind energy is able to provide baseload and is therefore the technology Germany needs to compensate for nuclear power.