EP New Energies Receives Approval for Germany’s Leading 100 MW Onshore Wind Project
22. 8. 2023
EP New Energies GmbH (EPNE), EPH owned company through its subsidiary EP Power Europe (EPPE), renewables developer and a pioneering innovator of green assets, announces the successful approval of its groundbreaking wind farm project in the Lusatian lignite mining region. Working collaboratively with LEAG, EP New Energies have obtained the building permit for the construction of 17 wind turbines, with a remarkable combined capacity of approximately 100 MW. This significant milestone further solidifies position of EPNE as a leader in renewable energy development.
Titled “Forst-Briesnig II,” this visionary wind farm project will be developed and built by EPNE on behalf of LEAG, who owns the land on which the project will be constructed. Situated in the Lausitz region near the town of Forst (federal state of Brandenburg), the wind farm will be erected on a recultivation area of the Jänschwalde opencast mine, demonstrating commitment to repurposing industrial land for sustainable energy generation.
Dominique Guillou, Managing Director of EPNE, states: “We are proud to be taking significant strides in the energy transition. The Forst-Briesnig II wind farm not only represents one of the largest approvals ever granted for an onshore wind farm in Germany but together with the adjacent Bohrau energy park, which is in the advanced development plan process, there will be more than 500 MW of renewable capacity to be added to the renewable energy portfolio. With these and other projects in our pipeline we are making tremendous progress towards our goal of transforming the region into a hub of clean energy production. We eagerly anticipate commencing ground preparations for construction in the upcoming months.”
EPPE recognizes the transformative potential of the Forst-Briesnig II wind farm project. It will not only generate renewable energy but also attract investors and foster economic growth in the region. Scheduled for commissioning in 2025, the wind farm will produce 270,000 MWh of clean electricity annually, meeting the needs of 77,000 households and significantly reducing carbon emissions. EPPE remains committed to driving the transition to a greener future through innovative renewable energy assets like Forst-Briesnig II.
About EPPE: EP Power Europe is a subsidiary of Energetický a průmyslový holding (EPH) and was founded during 2016 by grouping several European assets into one subsidiary. The group gradually grows through new acquisitions and now ranks, based on the installed capacity, among the top 10 largest European energy companies. EPPE operates on nine European markets – Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, the Czech Republic, France and The Netherlands.