Press release

Grand opening of Egersund windfarm; Wednesday 23rd at 13.00.

 

Norway is one step closer to reaching the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Grand Opening of the wind farm Egersund

 

The wind farm Egersund will officially be inaugurated on May 23rd at 13.00 in the municipality of Egersund. The inauguration ceremony will feature speeches from the owner of the wind park Luxcara as well as the project developer Norsk Vind Energi, turbine supplier Senvion and various other local businesses involved. Pupils from the local Husabø primary school, who have a strong interest in playing an active role in the green shift and the low-emission society, will provide a performance at the inauguration ceremony.

 

The produced wind power will be delivered to the Nordic power exchange company, Nordpool, and will be further distributed to the thousands of homes and households in the Nordic power exchange market. Thereby, it makes a great contribution to reaching the Norwegian goals outlined in the Paris Agreement, which constitutes the main basis for action for the Sustainable Development Goal 13 of the United Nations: combatting climate change. Norway has committed to reducing emissions by at least 40% by 2030, compared to the 1990 level.

 

The companies making the Egersund wind farm possible

Norsk Vind Energi, the project developer of the Egersund wind farm has signed an agreement with the German renewable energy company Luxcara. As one of the two cooperation partners for the project development of the windfarm at Tellenes/ Titania mines, which sells the produced energy to Google, Norsk Vind Energi is proud to have contributed to completing another major neighboring wind farm located in the windy municipality of Egersund.

Luxcara has in turn made an agreement with German pension funds who consider wind power from Norway as sufficiently safe and sustainable to invest their pension money into the development of renewable energy and the related infrastructure. Luxcara follows a buy and hold strategy, which means a long-term commitment and a sincere engagement for the benefit of climate and nature. As an international asset manager, Luxcara encourages Norwegian pension funds to invest in renewable energy projects and to further strengthen the development of clean energy in Norway.

 

Securing employees and trickling down to the people at large

The project has helped secure long-term occupations for local workers and employees at local entrepreneurs and suppliers. It has also secured substantial tax income for the decades to come, to the host municipality Egersund, also named the wind capital of Norway.

 

Production

The wind farm consists of 33 wind turbines with a total capacity of 111 MW and a power production of 390 GWh/year, equivalent to the annual electricity demand of about 20,000 Norwegian households.

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