Repowering - WAB inspires

The future of onshore wind energy in Germany lies in repowering. The replacement of old turbines with modern ones having more than 2 MW output is progressing slowly at the moment. This is partly because old turbines are still generating good yields for their operators and local authorities are not sure whether replacing them is worth the effort. In some cases there is also considerable opposition among local residents.

WAB is committed to repowering in various areas and supplies the industry with expert information. Equally important is how companies discuss the issue with the public and local planners. Acceptance for the renewal of local wind farms can grow only if operators and local authorities talk openly about the technical options available, emissions, and economic impact. WAB is committed to a “win-win situation” from which all may benefit.