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RWE Renewables GmbH

Large-scale project in Sweden: Nysäter wind farm connects to grid

(PresseBox) (Essen, )

Commissioning of one of the largest wind farms in Europe
RWE to operate onshore wind farm in Sweden
Total capacity of 475 megawatts / 114 turbines to supply more than 300,000 households with green electricity


Katja Wünschel, CEO Onshore Wind and Solar Europe & Australia, RWE Renewables: “Sweden is an important growth market for RWE. We are actively supporting the country in achieving its ambitious climate targets and see ourselves as an important partner in the energy transition. We will continue to expand our presence in this strategically important market.”

The Nysäter wind farm, around 400 kilometres north of Stockholm, is now an essential pillar of Sweden's green energy supply: in the presence of high-ranking representatives from business and politics, it will be inaugurated this afternoon. The 114 turbines have a capacity of 475 megawatts. This makes Nysäter one of the largest wind farms in Europe, generating enough green electricity to cover the annual needs of more than 300,000 Swedish households and support the green industrial revolution in North Sweden. The wind farm can reduce CO₂ emissions in Europe by around one million tonnes annually.

RWE has a 20 percent stake in the project and will fully operate the wind farm, while Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) holds 80 percent. With this commitment, the company is supporting the Swedish government in its efforts to achieve its ambitious climate protection goals. RWE operates one offshore and 10 onshore wind farms in Sweden. RWE has taken over the operation of further facilities on behalf of third parties. “We are proud to implement one of Europe's largest onshore green energy projects together with our partners in Nysäter,” says Katja Wünschel, CEO Onshore Wind & Solar Europe & Australia of RWE Renewables. “This is a joint success of all stakeholders, for whose efforts I would like to express my sincere thanks. We have jointly managed one of the largest onshore wind farm projects in Europe.”

RWE intends to further expand its leading role in the renewable energy sector in Sweden. There are currently many more projects in the pipeline, which is why new staff are being sought. “We will strengthen our current team of 100 with additional colleagues,” says Katja Wünschel.

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RWE Renewables GmbH

RWE is leading the way to a green energy world. With an extensive investment and growth strategy, the company will expand its powerful, green generation capacity to 50 gigawatts internationally by 2030. RWE is investing €50 billion gross for this purpose in this decade. The portfolio is based on offshore and onshore wind, solar, hydrogen, batteries, biomass and gas.

RWE Supply & Trading provides tailored energy solutions for large customers. RWE has locations in the attractive markets of Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. The company is responsibly phasing out nuclear energy and coal. Governmentmandated phaseout roadmaps have been defined for both of these energy sources. RWE employs around 19,000 people worldwide and has a clear target: to get to net zero by 2040. On its way there, the company has set itself ambitious targets for all activities that cause greenhouse gas emissions. The Science Based Targets initiative has confirmed that these emission reduction targets are in line with the Paris Agreement. Very much in the spirit of the company's purpose: Our energy for a sustainable life.

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