E.ON opens the world’s largest wind farm

They can generate wind power for more than 230,000 homes. The wind farm consists of four sections and covers an area of no less than 400 km², twice the size of a city like Düsseldorf, in Germany. In Roscoe, E.ON is relying on proven wind turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi, General Electric and Siemens.

"The completion of Roscoe is a major success for our team and another milestone in the development of wind energy in our power generation portfolio. In just under two years we have increased our wind power capacities worldwide to 2,600 MW, with over half of that total 1,500 MW – in the United States," said Frank Mastiaux, CEO of E.ON Climate & Renewables, who is responsible for the E.ON Group’s renewable activities.

"With large-scale projects like Roscoe we are helping renewables to achieve a faster breakthrough in economic and technological terms. For this purpose we will invest € 8 billion worldwide up to 2011. Our aim is to reach a capacity of 10,000 MW in 2015. North America is one of the most attractive markets for renewables worldwide, especially for onshore wind plants."