In the latest expansion of its wind energy activities, Switzerland’s largest producer of renewable energy Axpo announced that two wind farms with a combined total of 38 turbines and a capacity of approximately 250 megawatts (MW) are in the planning stage in Romania.
Construction is expected to commence at the end of 2023 in locations about 100 kilometres northeast and 200 kilometres east of Bucharest. The facilities will produce 750 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of electricity a year – equivalent to the power consumption of around 375,000 Romanian households.
Axpo will work closely with the local partner Aquarius Energy Developments to complete the project.
“Like the main markets of Germany and France in which we have been successful for many years, Romania holds enormous potential for the development of wind farms,” said Iulian Alexe, responsible for Axpo’s wind power business in Romania. “We are working closely with our colleagues in our origination business, who have been offering tailored energy solutions for customers since 2003 and are confident that we can combine this experience with the Axpo Group’s project implementation expertise to grow the business in Romania.”
The expansion of wind energy in Romania will also create employment across the entire project development value chain, from land acquisition to plant commissioning and operation management.