Sun and wind in generation portfolio
Trianel and associated municipal utilities see themselves at the forefront in driving energy transition, with all its diverse challenges yet numerous opportunities going forward. With the dedicated involvement of our municipal partners, wind farms have been offshore and onshore by municipal utilities for the needs of the public.
Onshore wind farms and photovoltaics
Trianel is investing in the development of wind and solar power together with public energy suppliers. A Germany-wide portfolio of 275 MW of onshore wind and open space PV capacity is expected to take shape by 2018. Subsidiary Trianel Erneuerbare Energien GmbH & Co. KG (TEE) was founded in this respect in August 2015, working alongside municipal utilities, regional energy suppliers and Trianel GmbH to continue building commitment in the areas of solar and wind power. Existing projects are being taken on and greenfield projects are being independently developed. Some 40 municipal utilities and local energy suppliers from across Germany are involved in TEE.
The groundwork in solidifying the commitment of municipal utilities to wind power was laid back in July 2013 with the formation of holding company Trianel Onshore Windkraftwerke GmbH & Co. KG (TOW). 16 municipal utilities in Germany and Austria work in partnership in TOW. Under the auspices of Trianel, a portfolio of over 100 MW of onshore wind capacity has been established in recent years with sites in Schleswig-Holstein, Saxony-Anhalt, Hesse, North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate.
Offshore wind farm
The Trianel Windpark Borkum with 40 wind turbines and a capacity of 200 megawatts is the first purely municipal offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The facility is located approx. 45 kilometres north west of the coast of Borkum. Construction started in September 2011. The Trianel wind farm went fully online in mid-July 2015 and was ceremonially commissioned on 1 September 2015. 33 municipal utilities and regional energy suppliers are involved in the project under the direction of Trianel.
The second expansion stage of the Trianel wind farm in Borkum (TWB II) is currently being developed with an additional capacity of 200 MW. A joint venture of EWE AG and Trianel was established for this purpose in the summer. Commissioning of TWB II is scheduled for 2019.