April 30 (Renewables Now) - Swedish state-owned utility Vattenfall AB has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for over 300 MW from a repowered wind park in the Netherlands, owned by local farmers, residents and entrepreneurs.
The Zeewolde wind farm currently has 220 turbines, which will be replaced by 91 new and more powerful machines to boost its output to over 850 GWh per year. Vattenfall said today it will buy power from 83 of the new turbines, which is estimated to be enough to meet the needs of 250,000 customers.
Windpark Zeewolde BV, the largest farmers/civil wind collective in Europe, plans to start the repowering work at the end of 2019 and complete it by end-2021.
Once completed, the repowered wind farm will be the largest onshore park in the Netherlands. The PPA for it is the largest purchasing contract for Vattenfall, the utility noted. It supports its goal to make a fossil-free living possible within one generation.