Power from two wind farms in the North Sea that fully fed into the grid this year has boosted earnings in the increasingly important renewables segment at German utility EnBW during the first nine months of this year.

EnBW in January had fully connected the Albatros wind farm, which together with the already producing adjacent Hohe See array forms an offshore wind complex with a capacity of 609MW.

Power from the large wind farms, together with energy from France-based wind and solar company Valeco that was acquired last year, as well as better wind conditions of offshore and onshore wind farms helped adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) surge 88.4%