Vattenfall sign agreement for balancing services and market access for ‘Markbygden Phase II North’ wind farm
Vattenfall will for a period of several years provide balancing services and market access for the ‘Markbygden Phase II North’ (“Markbygden”) wind farm located in the municipality of Piteå in the northern part of Sweden.
The wind farm, owned by wind turbine manufacturer Enercon and Energy Infrastructure Partners, will have an installed capacity of 253 MW, an estimated annual production of around 650 GWh and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the third quarter of 2021.
Johan Hagsten, Director Sales & Origination Nordic for Vattenfall’s Business Area Markets, said: “Vattenfall is pleased to sign this agreement for such a sizeable wind farm and are happy to start a relationship with these strong owners. The agreement will strengthen our position as a leading provider of balancing services and market access, and we are looking forward to working with the Markbygden team.”
The wind farm will consist of 63 turbines provided by Enercon, from its new E-138 EP3 series. Enercon will further provide comprehensive operation and management (“O&M”) services. When fully operational, the wind farm will generate enough power to provide more than 66,000 Swedish households with electricity.
In 2020, investors advised by Swiss collective asset manager Energy Infrastructure Partners AG (EIP) signed an agreement to acquire up to 85 percent stake in the wind farm from Enercon, the company behind the project’s development and operation.