17. Jun 2015

BayWa r.e.’s 80 MW Beethoven Wind Project began Operation

BayWa r.e. announced today that its Beethoven Wind Project in South Dakota achieved full commercial operation on May 28, 2015. BayWa r.e. bought the project from a local developer in August 2014, finalized development and began significant additional construction in September. The power is sold under a twenty year contract to NorthWestern Energy and GE has been engaged maintain the turbines for the next ten years.

“The 80 MW Beethoven Project is the largest wind project brought online in the US and the second largest one in BayWa r.e.’s history worldwide. Its output will supply clean, reliable, renewable energy to 31,000 homes.” states Matthias Taft, CEO of BayWa r.e. and BayWa AG Board Member for the energy sector. “The completion of Beethoven is an important milestone and we are on to the next project. As we continue to seek out the next opportunity, we welcome any introduction to exciting projects.” said Florian Zerhusen, CEO of BayWa r.e.’ wind business in the US.

Beethoven comes on the heels of a successful 2014 in which the company placed two projects into service in New Mexico and subsequently sold both of them to Macquarie and Goldman Sachs. In both cases, the company is going to manage the facility for the next ten years.

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