BKW Energie AG

BKW FMB Energy Ltd (BKW)/ Dubener Platte wind farm connected to the grid

    Bern (ots) - The Dubener Platte wind farm of BKW FMB Energy Ltd (BKW) started to generate electricity at the end of December 2010. BKW acquired the wind farm from Ventotec GmbH in Lower Saxony, Germany, in September 2010. Situated in Luckau, Brandenburg, the facility has an installed capacity of 40 MW and, with 20 turbines, will generate around 85 GWh of carbon-free electricity a year: equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of just over 20,000 households. Ventotec was responsible for the project development and construction of the wind farm. The startup of this facility has increased BKW's installed wind power capacity to 150 MW, strengthening its position as the leading Swiss wind power provider.

    With revenue of CHF 3,593 million reported in 2009, the BKW Group is one of Switzerland's leading energy providers. The company employs more than 2,800 staff and covers all aspects of energy supply, from electricity production and transport to trading and sales. BKW delivers electricity to more than a million people, both directly as well as indirectly through its sales partners. The BKW production portfolio covers hydroelectric power plants, a nuclear power plant, a gas-fired combined-cycle power plant (CCGT), and new renewable energy plants. Today BKW is the leading producer of electricity from photovoltaics, wind power, small hydroelectric power plants and biomass. www.bkw-fmb.ch

    Ventotec GmbH was founded in 1998. With 350 planned wind power facilities (nominal capacity of 580 MW) and an investment volume in the region of EUR 830 million, the company is among Germany's leading project developers and operators in the wind power sector. Ventotec's registered office is in Leer, Lower Saxony. Its core businesses are project development, construction management, financing, and technical and commercial project management. www.ventotec.de

Contact: Antonio Sommavilla info@bkw-fmb.ch 031 330 51 07



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