Working together to use windpower
Wind energy on land
The city of Bedburg (49 percent) and innogy (51 percent) collaborated to build the Königshovener Höhe wind farm on a renaturalised area of the Garzweiler open-cast mine. It has a total capacity of 67 megawatts. Each of the windmills, built by the company Senvion, is 200 metres high.
Königshovener Höhe wind farm at a glance
|Project name||Königshovener Höhe wind farm|
|Number of windmills||21|
|Hub height of windmills (m)||143|
|Total height of windmills (m)||200|
|Installed capacity||67 MW|
|Start of construction||February 2014|
"I am delighted that the town of Bedburg has taken this opportunity to realise one of the largest and most powerful wind farm projects in North Rhine-Westphalia on Königshovener Höhe in cooperation with innogy. With this investment we have not only made a major contribution towards the transformation of the energy sector in Germany, but in the long term we will also achieve cost savings that will ultimately benefit all citizens of Bedburg."
Sascha Solbach, Mayor of Bedburg