Wpd sells 88MW to German utilities

German developer Wpd has sold seven wind farms with a combined capacity of 87.6MW to the network of municipal utilities Thüga Erneuerbare Energien and Wiesbaden utility ESWE Versorgungs.

Thüga said it has bought 58.4MW, while ESWE acquired 29.2MW. The wind farms are comprised of 39 turbines, of which 22 are from German manufacturer Enercon, and 17 from Danish producer Vestas.

“With this transaction, we’ve been able to double our wind park portfolio compared to 2012 to 204MW,” Thüga board member Michael Riechel said.

Thüga by 2020 plans to invest €1bn ($1.3bn) in renewable energy, and currently is examining the possibility of extending its activities to neighbouring European countries.