In an onshore wind power infrastructure auction, the German Federal Network Agency awarded RWE two onshore wind projects. The Grevenbroich wind farm in North Rhine-Westphalia has a total installed capacity of 45 MW, whereas the Bartelsdorf 2 project is in Lower Saxony. The Grevenbroich wind farm will have a total installed capacity of 17.1 MW, and construction is planned to start in the second quarter of 2022. The plant, which will be equipped with three 5.7 MW Nordex turbines, is projected to be operational by the end of 2022.
RWE intends to add five additional wind turbines to the current Bartelsdorf 2 project, which is located in the rural region of Rotenburg (Wümme) between Hamburg and Bremen. The wind farm’s capacity will be increased to 28.5 MW with the addition of the new wind turbines. The Bartelsdorf 2 project will begin construction later in 2022 and is expected to be completed in 2023. Two of the five turbines will be owned by Bürgergesellschaft Heidland Wind, a local citizens’ cooperative, while RWE will operate the other three.
In February 2022, Tata Power joined forces with RWE Renewable GmbH of Germany to explore the potential for a joint development of offshore wind projects in India. An MoU was signed between both parties. The MoU between Tata Power Renewable Energy and RWE is relevant in consideration of the Indian government’s announcement that 30 GW of offshore wind projects will be installed by 2030 to address the country’s expanding power demands.