Octopus Energy opens seven new wind farms across Europe

Octopus Energy has opened seven new onshore wind farms across Europe since 2022, with a combined capacity of 250 MW and located in the UK, Germany, Sweden, France and Poland. Octopus Energy Generation, which manages £6 billion of renewable assets and energy translation projects globally, is targeting 20 GW of European green generation projects, enough power for 15 million homes, boosting the continent’s energy security and reducing consumers’ bills. 
Octopus Energy opens seven new wind farms across Europe
Kuslin onshore wind farm, Poland. Courtesy of Octopus Energy.

The new wind farms are the latest renewable energy projects where the company has managed construction. Combined, they generate enough clean energy every year to power around 250,000 homes, displacing around 270,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, equal to planting 1.3 million trees or removing 150,000 fossil fuel cars from the roads every year.

Octopus Energy is currently preparing to take its innovative world-first ‘Fan Club’ model global, to provide people with cheaper energy when it’s windy.

Onshore wind is a key part of Europe’s energy security strategy, as the European Union recently outlined its ambitions to more than double Europe’s wind capacity.

“It’s brilliant to see this flurry of wind farms we’ve built across Europe start generating clean power - and we’ve got big plans to invest in lots more” said Zoisa North-Bond, CEO of Octopus Energy Generation. “New green energy is absolutely essential to accelerate our shift to a renewables-first economy and wean ourselves off expensive fossil fuels. To make sure this energy crisis is the very last one, we can build our way out through cheap green power.”

The 7 onshore wind farms that Octopus Energy has brought online since 2022 are as follows:

Scotland, UK: The 50 MW Cumberhead wind farm is managed by Octopus on behalf of Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust (ORIT). All 12 wind turbines were completed in March 2023. There is a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) in place with Kimberly-Clark, the manufacturer of well-loved household products Andrex, Kleenex and Huggies, to supply around 80 percent of their UK electrical power needs.

Germany: Octopus acquired the 22.4 MW Biebelnheim-Gabsheim wind farm located in Wörrstadt near Frankfurt last year from renewables developer JUWI and wiwi consult, on behalf of the Sky fund (ORI SCSp), which is now generating. Its 4 turbines are 241 metres tall, higher than London’s Gherkin building or Cologne’s Cathedral.

France: The Berceronne 9 MW wind farm became operational in July 2022, and the Cerisou 24 MW wind farm, which Octopus manages on behalf of ORIT, became operational in November 2022.

Sweden: Octopus Energy Generation has a 49 percent stake in the 86 MW Rodene wind farm, which is now generating. There’s a PPA in place to export the energy to France-based Faurecia, a company of FORVIA Group, the world’s 7th largest automotive tech company.

Poland: The Krzecin 19 MW wind farm and the Kuslin 40 MW wind farm are both managed by Octopus on behalf of ORIT. Krezcin completed in February 2022 and Kuslin in at the end of 2022.

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