The E-126 is proof that wind turbines have now reached power plant capacities, says ENERCON Managing Director, Dr. Aloys Wobben. The machine is expected to provide enough clean energy for up to 15,000 people in the Magdeburg area. This wind turbine, operated by ENERCON Windpark Rothensee GmbH & Co. KG, is a joint venture with minority shareholder (24%) SWM (Städtische Werke Magdeburg) who are now offering their customers locally produced wind power electricity.
In addition to this joint wind power project, ENERCON, SWM and Magdeburger Hafen GmbH have signed an agreement aimed at turning Magdeburg’s inland harbour into a Greenport. ENERCON’s recently installed state-of-the-art WEC will be providing the port facilities and river barges anchored there with wind energy. A special hybrid shunter will also be employed to shift rolling stock on the harbour premises. Furthermore, SWM is also planning on opening up a charging station for electric vehicles near Magdeburger Hafen GmbH.