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7–3 = twice the green power – the Sigleß-Pöttelsdorf wind farm gets an upgrade

04/2023 - Back to overview

Opened in 2005, the Sigleß-Pöttelsdorf wind farm has been in operation for 18 years and finally deserves an upgrade. The wind farm will be subjected to a so-called repowering: the seven old plants on the municipal grounds of the towns Sigleß and Pöttelsdorf will be dismantled and replaced by four state-of-the-art wind power plants. The four new turbines will be set up by EVN and W.E.B, generating twice as much green electricity as their predecessors. The repowering project will be completed in fall 2024 and supply around 13,000 households with clean power.

Image (f.l.t.r.): W.E.B CEO Frank Dumeier, Mayor Christian Kurz of Pöttelsdorf, Mayor Ulrike Kitzinger of Sigleß, EVN Naturkraft Managing Director Helwig Überacker

“The modern plants are much more efficient and enable us to reduce the number of wind turbines while significantly increasing our output. A win-win situation,” explains Helwig Überacker, Managing Director of EVN Naturkraft.

W.E.B CEO Frank Dumeier is convinced as well, “The four new wind power plants not only generate more green power but they also save an enormous amount of CO2. We are able to boast CO2 emission savings of more than 23,000 tons every year – corresponding to the annual emissions of almost 10,000 cars.”  

Mayor Ulrike Kitzinger of Sigleß and Mayor Christian Kurz of Pöttelsdorf could not agree more regarding this pioneering project, “We are happy to extend our partnership with the two operators by renewing the wind farm and create a worthwhile future for our residents.”
Facts and figures on the project

  • Dismantling of 7 wind power plants
  • Construction of 4 Vestas V150 turbines
  • Total annual green power production of approx. 45.5 GWh
  • The four wind power plants will supply about 13,000 households with green and regional electricity
  • Start of construction: March 2023
  • Foundations and plants: December 2023 to May 2024
  • Scheduled start of operation: fall 2024

Photo credits: © EVN / Doris Seebacher