New wind turbines in Heiderscheid
(CS/NiM) With Luxembourg aiming to cover 11 percent of its energy needs from sustainable sources by 2020, a wind farm in Heiderscheid is being expanded.
Three new turbines are currently being installed at the Kehmen-Heiderscheid.
The towers of two of the wind turbines measure 138 metres in height, with the other 108 metres tall. The diameter of the blades measures 92 metres.
The additions to the wind farm are expected to generate 13.7 million kilowatt-hours per year, representing a 16.5 percent increase in energy production from wind power in Luxembourg compared to 2013.
The energy produced equals the average annual energy consumption of 3,045 households, reducing CO2 emissions by 8,950 tonnes per year.
The new wind turbines cost 11.8 million euros. After a test phase following their completion in a few short weeks, the turbines are expected to be connected to the grid during the fourth quarter of 2015 at the latest.