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JUWI GmbH has signed a licensing agreement with the Schloss Herdringen Cultural Foundation to create what would become North Rhine-Westphalia’s largest wind farm, with a capacity of up to 262.5 MW.
The agreement authorises JUWI to begin planning for its project on around 1,500 hectares of land in a wooded region, where it plans to install up to 35 7.5 MW turbines. The actual position is between Moehnesee in the district of Soest and Arnsberg in the district of Hochsauerland. Over a 20-year period, the two municipalities will receive a municipal tax of EUR 0.002 per kWh.
JUWI, which is owned by Mannheim-based energy supplier MVV Energie AG, stated that it will seek expert advice on this development over the following two years. The project is expected to be completed in late 2028.
The foundation wants to reforest regions threatened by climate change and bark beetle infestation with the proceeds from the initiative. According to foundation head Bernd Schmidt-Nagel, the organisation wants to plant location-appropriate and climate-resistant trees there.