Saxony-Anhalt: Industry: Expansion of wind turbines is stagnating

Berlin/Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - According to industry information, nine new wind turbines with a total output of 34 megawatts were installed in Saxony-Anhalt in the first half of 2022.

Saxony-Anhalt: Industry: Expansion of wind turbines is stagnating

Berlin/Magdeburg (dpa/sa) - According to industry information, nine new wind turbines with a total output of 34 megawatts were installed in Saxony-Anhalt in the first half of 2022. That was three percent more new buildings than in the same period last year, as the Federal Wind Energy Association and the VDMA Power Systems trade association announced on Thursday in Berlin. In a country comparison, the country is in seventh place for new installations this year. However, according to the industry, Saxony-Anhalt grew at an above-average rate in terms of the capacity of the wind turbines. The country has a total of 2,830 systems with an output of 5,309 megawatts.

Most of the new wind turbines were built this year in Germany in Schleswig-Holstein, with 72 turbines and a combined output of 280 megawatts. That was almost a third (29 percent) more new wind turbines than in the same period last year.

According to the information, 238 new wind turbines with a combined output of 977 megawatts were installed nationwide in the first half of 2022 - about as much as in the same period last year. According to experts, five times the volume is required to be able to achieve the expansion targets. Because old plants were also shut down, the so-called net increase in Germany was 878 megawatts in the first half of the year, slightly more than in the previous year.

The Bundestag and Bundesrat recently decided on an extensive package of measures for a faster expansion of green electricity from wind and sun. This plays a central role in being able to achieve climate goals and becoming less dependent on fossil fuels such as Russian gas.

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