Rabbalshede Kraft and Ardian Infrastructure are building a new wind farm in Lyrestad, midway between Mariestad and Töreboda. The farm will be connected to Ellevio's electricity network and the full annual production, 234 gigawatt hours, will be purchased by Google.
The new Lyrestad wind farm is situated in the Mariestad and Töreboda municipalities - one of the prime areas for land-based wind power in Europe. 22 wind turbines are planned with an output of 76 megawatt. Ellevio is ensuring that the electricity produced will be transmitted to the electricity network and made available for the market. A 30 kV cable with several parallel cables are being built to connect the farm to Ellevio's 130 kV grid via a new and bigger substation.
"This is one the largest wind power projects we have been involved in," says Per Selldén, who is responsible for wind power connection at Ellevio.
"We are an important part of the transition to an energy system with more renewable energy production. This cannot work without an adequate and stable electricity network. We are therefore collaborating once again with Rabbalshede Kraft, and Google will be buying the electricity, which is, of course, rather exciting. Google is one the world's leading companies in terms of being self-sufficient by utilising renewable electricity, and is actually the largest purchaser of renewable energy on the planet," says Selldén.
Rabbalshede Kraft is in charge of constructing the 22 turbines from Vestas (V126 3.45 megawatts), which will produce 234 gigawatt hours annually. Ellevio will commence with the groundwork next week and the work involved with the network connection will begin in August 2016. The wind farm is estimated to be in operation by the autumn of 2017.
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