The Arkona offshore wind farm of E.On and Equinor went into operation with a festive event in the port of Sassnitz-Mukran on the island of Ràƒ¼gen.
Arkona is the largest wind farm in the entire Baltic Sea, according to E.On.
“Arkona sets a standard for the transition of the energy system. We will discuss how we achieve the climate goals. It is not sufficient to convert energy production. We see great potential in the heating sector. We are also facing a major change in the transport sector,” said German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was present at the opening event.
The Arkona wind farm is located more than 20 miles northeast of the island of Ràƒ¼gen. The wind farm has a capacity of 385 MW and can supply about 400,000 households with renewable energy.
The investment volume amounts to $1.35 billion. Compared to conventionally generated electricity, Arkona saves up to 1.2 million tons of carbon dioxide annually.
60 turbines of the 6 MW class from Siemens were installed. Arkona is a joint venture between E.On and the Norwegian energy company Equinor.