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EURE utility wind farm project

Objective



Objectives

In 1994 EURE members proposed the idea of a big European wind farm with the overall objective to prove the concept of large wind farms for utility application.
The project is to carry out the necessary Feasibility Study for a wind farm of approximately 100 MW. The immediate goals of the study are to show:
1. The technical viability of a large scale wind farm, based on megawatt-class wind turbines (i.e., in the range of 750 kW to 2 MW)
2. The quantification of the commercial risk of such a large utility wind farm
3. The clarification of legal, regulatory, partnership and logistic issues, in preparation for the eventual construction and operation of the wind farm by the EURE partners
4. The identification of those wind turbine models most appropriate for use on a large utility wind farm
(This study will consider all necessary aspects, such as questions of performance, reliability, electrical impact on the supply grid etc.) 5. The selection of the promising site(s)
(Up to three sites may be needed for the total output of about 100 MW) 6. The conduct of a required survey of the wind farm's expected social and environmental impact


Technical Approach

The completion of these goals will result in an advanced, but preliminary design of the wind farm(s), together with the development of an appropriate project management structure for construction.
Assuming the conclusion of the feasibility study is favorable, a proposal could then be put to the Commission for the construction and operation of the wind farm.
The following 14 European utilities and EURE members representing 10 countries decided to join the study that is coordinated by RWE Energie: Electrabel Belgium
Electricidade de Portugal Portugal
Electricité de France France
Elkraft Power Company Denmark
ENEL Italy
EVS Germany
Iberdrola Spain
Imatran Voima Oy Finland
National Wind Power Great Britain
PowerGen Great Britain
Public Power Corporation Greece
RWE Energie Germany
Compañia Sevillana Spain
Union Electrica Fenosa Spain

With this project the participating European utilities show their continuing commitment to the development of feasible options for renewable power generation.

Exploitation

The results of the project will be very important for the utilities, and other potential investors in wind energy equipments, on a local and even regional basis. The manufacturers will have also clear information about the needs of the users. A dissemination of this information will be so ensured to these energy actors.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

RWE Energie AG
Address
Kruppstraße 5
45128 Essen
Germany

Participants (13)

Compañòa Sevillana de Electricidad SA
Spain
Address
5,Avenida De La Borbolla
41004 Sevilla
EDP - Electricidade de Portugal SA
Portugal
Address
2/2,Rua Cova Da Moura
1350 Lisboa
EK ENERGI POWER COMPANY LTD
Denmark
Address
5,Lautruphoej, 7
2750 Ballerup
Electrabel
Belgium
Address
8,Regentenlaan
1000 Bruxelles
Electricité de France
France
Address
6,Quai Watier 6
78401 Chatou
Energie-Versorgung Schwaben AG
Germany
Address
32,Kriegsbergstrasse
70174 Stuttgart
Ente Nazionale per l'Energia Elettrica SpA (ENEL)
Italy
Address
Via Alessandro Volta 1
20093 Cologno Monzese
IBERDROLA SA
Spain
Address
4,C/ Goya 4
28001 Madrid
Imatran Voima OY
Finland
Address
8,Rajatorpantie
01600 Vantaa
National Wind Power Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Furlong Road
SL8 5AJ Bourne End - Buckinghamshire
Powergen plc
United Kingdom
Address
Westwood Way
CV4 8LG Coventry
Public Power Corporation of Greece
Greece
Address
10,Navarinou Street
10680 Athens
Union Eléctrica Fenosa SA
Spain
Address
53,Capitán Haya 53
28020 Madrid