Buchholz I is a 53.2MW onshore wind power project. It is located in Lower Saxony, Germany. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2009.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Onshore 53.2 53.2 Active Lower Saxony, Germany EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg; PNE


The project was developed by EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg and PNE. EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg and Neckar-Elektrizitatsverband are currently owning the project.

The Buchholz I (Buchholz I Phase II), has 108m high towers.

The Buchholz I (Buchholz I Phase III), has 137m high towers.

Development Status

The project is currently active. The project got commissioned in March 2009.

Contractors Involved

Buchholz I (Buchholz I Phase I) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V90-2.0 MW turbines. The phase consists of 18 turbines with 2MW nameplate capacity.

Buchholz I (Buchholz I Phase II) is equipped with Enercon E-82 E2 / 2,000 kW turbines. The phase consists of 2 turbines with 2MW nameplate capacity.

Buchholz I (Buchholz I Phase III) is equipped with Vestas Wind Systems V126-3.3 MW turbines. The phase consists of 4 turbines with 3.3MW nameplate capacity.

PNE is the O&M contractor for the Buchholz I (Buchholz I Phase I) for a period of 10 years.

About EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg

EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg AG (EnBW) is an integrated energy utility. Through its subsidiaries, the company generates electricity and thermal energy; transmits and distributes, and trades electric energy and natural gas; and provides energy-related services. It produces electricity using hydro, nuclear, coal, natural gas, wind and solar sources. EnBW markets its offerings under the EnBW, Yello, NaturEnergiePlus, VNG, goldgas, GVS, PRE, Stadtwerke Dusseldorf, Erdgas Sudwest, ODR and ZEAG brands. The company also supplies water to its group entities. It serves retail, commercial, housing and agriculture sectors , redistributors, industrial customers, local authorities, municipal utilities and public entities in Germany and Europe. EnBW is headquartered in Karlsruhe, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany.

About PNE

PNE AG (PNE), formerly PNE Wind AG, develops onshore and offshore wind farms. The company’s services cover all the phases of developing and operating wind farms, from initial site exploration and implementation of approval procedures through financing and turnkey construction to operation and repowering. PNE also offers commercial and technical operating management services for third party developed onshore wind farms. The company also offer photovoltaic, electricity storage and power-to-gas technologies with a focus on hydrogen. It has presence in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. PNE is headquartered in Cuxhaven, Niedersachsen, Germany.


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