191.3 million EUR (2015)
| Günter Lammers
Germany, United Kingdom, Portugal, Netherlands
(Chairman of the
Peter Szabo (CEO)
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Energiekontor Finanzierungsdienst GmbH & Co. KG
Energiekontor is a German company that develops, operates and manages wind farms and solar parks.
Until the end of 2016, Energiekontor has built 105 wind farms with a total of 590 wind turbines and 875 MW capacitiy. The electricity generated by this facilities amounts to ca. 2 billion kWh per year which comes up to the demand of around 550,000 households. The capital invested totals € 1.4 billion.
Energiekontor itself ownes and operates 31 wind farms with 238 MW in Germany, Portugal and the UK (end of 2016). In addition to its headquarters in Bremen, the company has five offices in West, North and East Germany. External subsidiaries were established in Leeds (England), Glasgow (Scotland), Lisbon (Portugal) and Nijmegen (Netherlands).
Energiekontor permanently develops new technologies and methods to improve efficiency, reliability and persistence of wind power facilities. Particular importance has got the Rotor Blade Extension (RBE), presented in 2009 together with the University of Bremerhaven. By increasing the rotor diameter with an additional modular segment that is applied over the blade tip, yield grows significantly. The company specifies the increase with 5 to 7 percent and highlights the solution as an alternative to repowering especially in countries with limited grid access.
Energiekontor was founded in 1990 by Bodo Wilkens and Günter Lammers on the basis of the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG). The first two wind farms, located in Lower Saxony, were built in 1994. In 2000, Energiekontor had a track record of around 200 MW and went public. In 2005, the first wind farm in UK was taken into operation.
Beginning in the late 1990s, Energiekontor also developed two offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. Borkum Riffgrund West was approved in 2004, Nordergründe in 2007. The rights for these projects were sold between 2011 and 2014 to Dong Energy and wpd. Thereby, the company carried out its pull back from all offshore activities.
In 2010, Energiekontor started to develop solar parks with photovoltaic panels.