"Our goal is to focus on sustainable and efficient production assets which use industrial scale and well established technology. Wind energy has matured and is now the most efficient pillar of the energy transition in Europe."
"Due to substantial quantities of government-funded renewable energy, electricity wholesale prices are currently very low. For this reason we decided to focus on wind energy which is, at present, the most efficient new renewable energy source."
"Good wind turbines, a professional company, efficient maintenance and servicing are, next to favourable wind conditions, key factors for a successful wind park. Furthermore, they create regional, sustainable, and interesting jobs."
"Investments in production assets are long-term investments that bare opportunities and risks. Wind energy offers the opportunity to rebuild energy production sustainably and at justifiable costs."
"The energy transition makes great demands on Swiss energy suppliers. In addition to developing renewable energy sources in Switzerland, investments abroad are needed. Wind energy in the neighbouring countries is our energy production of choice – economical, powerful and accepted."
SN Erneuerbare Enregie AG (SNEE), the association Elektra Baselland (EBL) and EKZ Renewables AG, a subsidiary of Elektrizitätswerke des Kantons Zürich (EKZ), are partners in the co-operation HelveticWind which was established by Wasser Bern (ewb) and BKW in March 2010. SNEE joined the co-operation HelveticWind in the beginning of 2012 and holds 10.9% of HelveticWind Deutschland GmbH.
Over the next years it is the goal of the co-operation partners to realise a wind energy portfolio with an output of 170 MW in the neighbouring countries and to thereby not only generate revenue, but to also have direct access to energy and certification. Through the co-operation, resources and know-how can be concentrated and risks can be shared.
Through participating in HelveticWind Deutschland GmbH the partners have five wind parks at their disposal which generate a total output of 85 MW. Together these five parks produce approximately 165 GWh in renewable power per year. This corresponds to the annual electricity consumption of roughly 44’000 households.
Through participating in HelveticWind Italia S.r.l. the partners have access to a wind park with a total output of 36 MW. This wind park produces 64.8 GWh in renewable power per year.