03. Nov 2016

BayWa r.e. placed its next project in service

In follow up of its very successful year, BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC began operation of its own greenfield project. The Chopin Wind Project deploys six GE 1.7 wind turbines on 80m hub height with a rotor diameter of 103 meters in Umatilla County, Oregon. The facility is selling its energy under a long term contract to PacifiCorp and retains the renewable energy certificates. Construction began in summer with commercial operation achieved on October 1, 2016. 

“This project will provide long term reliable energy and environmental benefits to the local community,” said Florian Zerhusen, CEO of BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC.

The project site encompasses approximately 1,150 acres. The clean energy produced will suffice to supply approximately 7,500 homes in the surrounding areas and is the equivalent of saving 32,000 pounds of CO2 emissions.

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH (BayWa r.e.):

BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BayWa AG and combines the activities of the solar, wind, bio- and geothermal energy business sectors. BayWa r.e.’s core markets are Europe and the USA. The German based company is a "full-service-partner", employing around 950 and drawing on more than 25 years of experience in the market. Today, BayWa r.e. develops, realizes, consults on and supports renewable energy projects. In addition, the company operates and maintains renewable energy plants. Further business activities include wholesaling PV components, as well as purchasing and trading in green energy.

BayWa r.e.’s US subsidiaries are active in the solar and wind markets of the Americas. They focus on projects and O&M business and the distribution of PV components.

BayWa r.e.’s parent company, BayWa AG, is an international trading and service enterprise with core areas of business in the agriculture, energy and construction sectors.

Contact Details

BayWa r.e. Wind, LLC
Suite 1470
4365 Executive Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

Phone: + 1 858 450 6800
Fax: + 1 858 450 6801
Email: info@baywa-re.us