Operational Management for French Wind Farm with PPA
wpd windmanager takes over management of the wind farm Plouguin for wiwi consult
Bremen (renewablepress) - As of September 1, 2019, wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG assumes the operational management of the wind farm Plouguin in the French region of Brittany. For the wiwi consult GmbH & Co. KG the operational manager with its location in the French Arras takes on the commercial and technical operations management for five Enercon E-66 turbines with a total capacity of 10 MW. Special feature of the cooperation: The wind farm Plouguin has concluded a power purchase agreement (PPA) with a French energy supplier and receives its renumeration exclusively from the direct marketer. “The PPA comes along with certain commitments”, expresses Thomas Zenk, Partner at wiwi consult. “Therefore, we have been searching for an experienced and reliable operations manager, who is always able to fulfill the individual requirements – for example in the range of reaction times. With wpd windmanager we have found such a partner, who is furthermore very well connected on the French market.”
Background of the PPA: In France there is a fixed feed-in tariff for the first 15 years after commissioning of the wind farm. For the wind farm Plouguin, which went into operation in 2004, wiwi consult therefore searched for alternative reimbursement modalities. “A PPA is one of the most interesting and future-oriented renumeration models for older wind farms – both nationally and internationally”, says Nils Brümmer, managing director at wpd windmanager. Prior to the conclusion of the PPA-contract wpd windmanager played an advisory role and discussed with wiwi consult the essential features of such an agreement. “For us, it turned out quickly, that we both have similar substantial ideas and that we want to further expand the cooperation within the operational management”, states Zenk.
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About wpd windmanager
The market leader for commercial and technical operations of wind farms, wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG, situated in Bremen/Germany, employs about 405 people and takes care of 362 wind farms at home and abroad with 2,030 wind turbine generators and a combined output of 4,313 Megawatt. Due to the modular structure, clients are able to compile their individual wind farm management – from the control room with 24/7 service, the technical controlling with field service on site through contract, insurance or quality management up to IT or QHSE. In the field of repowering or in the optimization of cost cutting and yield increase potentials in the wind farms as well, wpd windmanager has long years of experience. For over 20 years now, funds companies, national and international investors’ groups as well as institutional investors call on the know-how from Bremen. Besides Germany, wpd windmanager is also operating in Belgium, Finland, France, Croatia, Poland, Canada and Taiwan.
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