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Windtech International May June 2024 issue

 

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Vattenfall and Parkwind have agreed to cooperate in direct marketing in the offshore wind power sector where Vattenfall will be marketing the Arcadis Ost 1 offshore windfarm in the Baltic Sea.
 
The 250 MW offshore wind farm will be built 19 kilometers northeast of the island of Rügen in the Baltic Sea, in the coastal waters of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. The construction phase is planned to begin in the second quarter of 2022. In total 27 wind turbines from the manufacturer MHI Vestas will come into operation. Parkwind expects that Arcadis Ost 1 will be able to feed the first wind power from the Baltic Sea into the German transmission grid from the end of 2022. Direct marketing is the PPA (Power Purchase Agreement) variant specific for Germany. The term refers to the fact that operators of newly installed renewable generation in Germany are obliged to sell the electricity they produce directly on the market. Most operators choose not to sell the electricity on their own. Instead, they opt to hand over this task to a specialist company to act as a “direct marketer”.
 
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