27 Oct '14, 9am

The largest high alpine wind farm is now operational

The largest high alpine wind farm is now operational

Wien Energie has inaugurated a 38.3 MW wind farm in Styria at 1,600 metres above sea level. The wind farm is the most important high alpine wind power project in Austria. On 17 October, Wien Energie GmbH officially inaugurated the Steinriegel wind farm on the Rattener Alm in Styria. The wind farm was built in two sections. The first wind turbines have been in operation there since 2005. Construction on the expansion began in May 2014. The Steinriegel wind farm now consists of 21 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of 38.3 MW and has an annual output of 79,000 MWh. This is enough to supply approximately 24,000 households with electricity. The builder and operator of the wind farm is Wien Energie. The company invested € 34.5 million in the expansion of Steinriegel. "This is an investment in the expansion of the sustainable use of renewable energies as well as clima...

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