Two wind farm celebrations in the Weinviertel region
Official opening of the wind farms Spannberg and Matzen-Klein-Harras
06/2022 - Back to overview
In February and March 2022, W.E.B put a total of seven power plants into operation in Matzen-Klein-Harras and Spannberg. Together with numerous guests of honor, residents and friends of W.E.B, the wind farms celebrated their official opening last weekend.
On Friday, June 17, the celebrations began in Spannberg at 4 in the afternoon. Not only W.E.B CEO Frank Dumeier and IGW CEO Stefan Moidl but also Member of the Lower Austrian State Parliament René Lobner and Mayor Herbert Stipanitz highlighted the importance of the project for our climate goals and energy independence. Afterwards the dance group Altschwendter Windradlplattler made sure everyone was in a good mood. There was more than enough to do both for adults and children: aside from culinary delights and crane rides, there was also a program just for children.
The celebrations in Matzen-Klein-Harras began at 11 am the next Saturday. On behalf of Governor Johanna Mikl-Leitner, the Lower Austrian MP René Lobner emphasized the pioneering role of Lower Austria in the field of renewable energies. Mayor Stefan Flotz thanked W.E.B for their strong partnership for the good of climate protection. The microphone then went to W.E.B CEO Frank Dumeier and Alexander Stagl of Novetus, which were in charge of the archaeological work in the course of the project. Then the Altschwendter Windradlplattler took over the show once again.
The visitors were also particularly interested in the research on the lost village of Thiementhal-Neusiedl. When the wind farm was set up, excavations documented various relics of this Medieval to Early Modern settlement (12th-17th century). They archaeological team also uncovered intriguing artefacts from everyday life. Visitors were invited to take a closer look at the original artefacts and find out more about the excavations. Younger visitors were able to explore everything as part of the program for children.
About the wind farms
The project Spannberg III comprises four wind power plants; the wind farm Matzen-Klein-Harras features three turbines. Together the new plants generate clean electricity made in Austria for more than 50,000 people.