Individual repowering concepts – renewing the value chain for existing wind farms

Repowering comprises the dismantling of older systems and the construction of new wind turbines meeting the latest performance standards on the same or neighbouring site to achieve an enhanced energy yield. Taking account of current planning guidelines, this enables a sensible concentration of wind energy to be achieved in suitable locations from a zoning perspective without having to allocate new land.

According to the current Renewable Energy law, repowering projects are equated with the planning of a new wind farm in terms of the compensation paid. For wpd, the aim of every repowering project is to increase or renew the value chain for landowners, operators and investors. The risk for investors is low as the underlying conditions at the site remain unchanged. Dismantled turbines can also be successfully marketed – at to name one source.