Romania: Verbund 225MW connected to the grid, 380MEUR investment, SEE Energy News
Austrian company Verbund has invested EUR 380 M in the wind farm at Casimcea, CEO Wolfgang Anzengruber informed in a press conference. After a development phase of over four years and a construction period of approximately one year, Austria’s electricity market leader Verbund put into service one of the largest onshore wind farms in Europe, near the Black Sea Coast.
Approximately half of the 225 MW wind farm is connected to the grid, with further turbines still to be hooked up until 2014. According to company officials, the next development phase is planned for the beginning of 2014. ‘Wind energy is the ideal completion of hydro-electricity, on which our production is focussed, and Romania offers good general conditions for our investment’, Wolfgang Anzengruber said.
The CEO of the Austrian company noted that 88 wind turbines could produce a total of 540 GWh of electricity per year, supplying clean energy to some 350,000 Romanian households.
‘With the over 200 MW we have reached our set goal. Anyway, wind energy in this region still has potential to grow – Dobrogea is one of the regions with the highest wind power in Europe, the aim being to use the best places in Europe for every particular technology’, Wolfgang Anzengruber added.