RWE sells wind stake to locals

Innogy, the renewables arm of German utility RWE, will sell a 49% stake in the yet-to-be-built 67MW Königshovener Höhe wind farm to the nearby western German town of Bedburg.

Construction of the 21 turbines at the wind farm on an area reclaimed from a former open-cast coal mine will start in the coming weeks.

“The energy transition arrived at the local level long ago. We were able to sign a partnership for the realization of the onshore wind farm Könighover Höhe with RWE Innogy as a competent partner, who has operated in our region for a long time,” Bedburg mayor Gunnar Koerdt says.

“With a share of the wind farm we can make a small contribution to the energy transition. At the same time we can to relieve our budget on a long term basis.”