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Koehler’s Wetzlar-Blasbach wind farm now live

Koehler Renewable Energy has commissioned two wind turbines with more in the pipeline

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Koehler Renewable Energy’s Wetzlar-Blasbach wind farm is now live after ten years of planning

Part of the Koehler Group, Koehler Renewable Energy’s new wind farm Wetzlar-Blasbach is now up and running. 

Marking a “major milestone” in Koehler Renewable Energy’s mission to promote sustainable energy, the wind farm has been over ten years in the making with planning starting back in 2012 along with the inception of Koehler Renewable Energy. Final approval for the wind farm was given ten years later with construction beginning that same year. 

Now finally up and running, the Wetzlar-Blasbach wind farm features two Vestas V150 turbines with a total output of 8.4 megawatts and is expected to produce 23,000 MWh of electricity – roughly the equivalent to the annual power consumption of 9,000 average two-person households in Germany.

The opening of the wind farm will also support the city of Wetzlar’s climate protection plan with the city aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2035, except energy-intensive industry. 

The Koehler Group has its own goals having been addressing the issue of renewable energy generation for many years. With its 2030 Koehler Promise, the company has set the goal of producing more renewable energy with its own plants than is required for its paper production.

Kai Furler, chief executive officer of the Koehler Group, says: “We are looking to the future full of optimism and will continue to work on developing and implementing projects that drive forward the transition to renewable energy.
“We are now reaping the rewards of our long-term vision, as we began investing extensively in renewable energy as far back as 2012, when we founded Koehler Renewable Energy.”

In addition to the opening of the Wetzlar-Blasbach wind farm, Koehler Renewable Energy is also actively preparing to build two more wind farms in Germany. With five years of planning already underway, the green light was given at the start of 2024 for a wind farm with an additional five turbines north of Waldeck in North Hesse.
Scheduled to go live in 2025, the latest wind farm is predicted to generate around 65,000 MWh of electricity each year. 

A wind farm consisting of two turbines in Lich in Middle Hesse has also been given the green light and is expected to start operating in 2025. This wind farm is predicted to generate around 28,000 MWh of electricity each year.

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