Wind power

We are accelerating fossil freedom with the power of renewables.

Driven by society’s need to tackle climate change, renewable energy generation continues to grow. Wind power alone is now providing 17% of Europe’s electricity consumption. Today, wind and solar are often the cheapest forms of new generation. The whole energy system is changing, and wind power is one of the most important energy sources for driving decarbonisation.

A market leader in wind energy

Vattenfall’s purpose is clear. We want to enable the fossil freedom that drives society forward. Expanding and integrating new renewable generation capacity is a core part of that mission. We are aiming for a strong portfolio of onshore and offshore wind in combination with solar and battery technology – to continue to play a strong role in the European energy transition. Industry partnerships with companies who want to reduce their carbon footprint will be of strategic importance for the future.

Low carbon footprint

Rapid growth of wind power is happening and Vattenfall is looking into further minimizing the carbon footprint of wind turbines. Learn more in this video.

Vattenfall is well underway with the growth plan of quadrupling the renewable capacity by 2030. Today, Vattenfall is operating more than 1,200 wind turbines with a total installed capacity of approximately 4.4 GW across five countries in Europe.

Examples of our flagship projects

Hollandse Kust, the world's first non-subsidised offshore wind farm

The construction of the 1.5 GW Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm started in the summer of 2021. By 2023 the world’s first subsidy-free offshore wind farm will be built off the Dutch coast. The fossil-free energy generated by the wind farm will benefit both households, businesses and industrial partners. Vattenfall is building Hollandse Kust Zuid together with its industrial partner BASF and Allianz Insurance company.

Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm

Kriegers Flak offshore wind farm has a capacity of 604 MW which makes it Denmark's and Scandinavia's largest offshore wind farm.

Since it was taken into operation in 2021, it has increased Danish production of wind power by 16 per cent. and its 72 offshore wind turbines are able to cover the annual energy consumption of approximately 600,000 Danish households.

Blakliden Fäbodberget onshore wind farm

Blakliden Fäbodberget, located in northern Sweden, is Vattenfall’s largest onshore wind farm to date. The annual production of just over 1 billion kWh equals the consumption of around 220,000 Swedish households.

Construction began in 2018 and the wind farm went into commercial production in spring 2022. As the turbines are taller, have a longer life span than previously and with a clear environmental focus on both transportation and choice of materials, the overall emissions during the next 30 years are estimated to be as low as 8 grams of CO2 per kWh.

The wind farm is located in Åsele and Lycksele municipalities, just south of the Arctic circle. The transportation of the many rotor blades and the construction work were challenging as temperatures reached as low as -30 degrees C from time to time, but all 84 wind turbines are now installed and in operation.

Norfolk offshore wind zone

Vattenfall is planning the Norfolk offshore wind zone off the coast of Norfolk that could power more than 4.6 million UK homes. The zone contains Norfolk Vanguard and Norfolk Boreas that are part of the next generation of wind farms.

By working with communities, the supply chain, skills and environmental experts, we have designed projects that can bring real lasting benefits – to Norfolk and the UK.

Hybrid parks combine batteries, wind and solar

Watch the video: Batteries are balancing the grid stability and storing fossil-free electricity. In the Netherlands Vattenfall is combining the three technologies at the Haringvliet energy park.

News and press releases

Horns Rev 1 offshore wind farm

How Horns Rev 1 paved the way for offshore wind

In the 1990’s, the Danish state decided for a large-scale offshore windfarm in the North Sea. Only problem was that this had never been done before and no one knew how to do it. Vattenfall’s...

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Merlin chick at Ray wind farm

Britain’s smallest bird of prey continues to thrive at Ray wind farm

With only 1000 pairs in the UK, the merlin is red listed in the country. One of the habitats where the bird has successfully bred is Vattenfall’s Ray wind farm in north-eastern England.

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Sonar image. Photo: Oscar Bos
Photo: Oscar Bos

New artificial reefs bring new life to Hollandse Kust Zuid

Nine artificial reefs were deployed during the construction of the Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) offshore wind farm. Two years on, it’s time for a first stock-take.

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Ray wind farm, located in Northumberland in north-east England

Wind farm neighbours are more positive to wind power

Are all people opposed to living near wind farms? Well, when asked, it turned out that those who lived closer to turbines have a more favourable view of wind power than people living further...

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The last blade being fitted. Photo: Matthias Ibeler

The last turbine for Hollandse Kust Zuid has been installed

Almost two years after construction of Hollandse Kust Zuid began, the last turbine of the offshore wind farm has been installed. In the coming months, the interior of the turbines will be fu...

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South Kyle Onshore Wind Farm

Vattenfall inaugurates its largest onshore wind farm in the UK – South Kyle

South Kyle Onshore Wind Farm has been inaugurated today in south west Scotland. Once fully commissioned the wind farm will have an installed capacity of 240MW, equivalent to the annual elect...

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Our wind farms

Find out more about Vattenfall’s onshore and offshore wind farms, their location and other facts.

Synergies of wind, sun and battery storage

Wind and solar energy complement one another well. Solar power works best in the summer, when wind energy output tends to be lower, and wind generation is most effective in winter, when solar energy is low. In our renewable hybrid power plants we get the most out of the combined potential of solar, wind and battery technology and support balancing of the grid system.

In the Netherlands, we have constructed a solar park at the Haringvliet wind farm. It is combined with a battery storage facility to support the integration of renewable energy into the system.

Wind – the fuel for electrification

To protect the climate, fossil fuels must not only be reduced in the electricity sector, but also in sectors such as transport, heat and industry. Integrating electricity from renewable energy sources into these sectors through the use of technology is called sector coupling. Sector coupling will play a key role in our strategy to use renewable energy sources. Whenever there is excess of supply of electricity from wind and solar energy, it can be used in various ways with sector coupling applications, such as hydrogen, power-to-heat or batteries for e-mobility.

Wind power and the environment

The largest environmental impact of wind power is during the building phase due to production of equipment and transportation. We carry out an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to assess the impact of both onshore and offshore wind projects. Wind power emits no CO2 when producing energy and it is the fastest growing energy source in the EU.

Environmental Product Declaration

We carry out an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) to assess the impact of projects.

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