Tellenes Wind Farm

Number of windmills: 50
Opened: 2017
Output: 160MW
Production: Approximately 520GWh
Corresponding to the consumption of: 25,000 households

Project developers: Zephyr and Norsk Vind Energi
Ownership: BlackRock
Operator; Arise

Power-oftaker: Google

International forces part of the project
The wind farm is located on the moorland around the ilmenite mine at Tellenes, in the municipalities of Sokndal and Lund. It has been estimated that the park will provide an annual power output of approximately 520GWh, which corresponds to the power consumption of approximately 25,000 single family homes. In June 2016, the project was acquired by BlackRock, an international asset manager.

Google buys power from Tellenes for 12 years
Google, the technology company, has entered an agreement for the purchase of the entire power production of Tellenes Vindpark for a period of 12 years, in order to supply its European data centers with renewable energy. Google’s activities are 100% carbon neutral, and this is the company's first wind power transaction in Norway, and so far the company's biggest renewable energy transaction in Europe.

The agreement is made possible by Europe’s gradually more integrated power market, and in particular, Scandinavia’s Nord Pool market, which provides Google with the opportunity to purchase renewable energy whose origin is guaranteed to be in Norway, and consume corresponding amounts of power in other locations in Europe.

Status

31. January 2020:

The turbine installation works are slowly but steadingly progressing and the half-way mark (35 installed turbines) was passed in the middle of January. 20 turbines at Eikeland-Steinsland are now completly installed, i.e. in total 38 completed turbines including Skinansfjellet wind farm.

The main cranes are expected to start installation at Gravdal wind farm in March and hopefully complete the last turbine in May.

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