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(E) Croatia could begin to produce electricity from wind
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  05/10/2004 | Environment | Unrated
(E) Croatia could begin to produce electricity from wind

 

Pag wind farm gets the green light
 

CNO Staff | 15-Apr-2004

Zagreb Croatia could begin to produce electricity from wind power as early as this fall, with the construction of the first wind farm set to be completed by the end of this November.

The Croatian-German company Adria Wind Power building the wind farm on the island of Pag secured the necessary financing for the completion of the project this week when it signed an agreement with Hypo-Alpe-Adria bank.

The development of Ravine 1, as the wind farm will be called, began in 1998 with the study of wind strength and patterns on the island. Since then a study on the wind farm’s impact on the environment and migrating birds in the area has been completed, Pag’s urban plan has been altered to accommodate the project and a road connecting the location to the main highway has been built. The total value of the project is 6.5 million euro.

Adria Wind Power said construction will begin immediately upon signing of the financing agreement. The future wind farm will have rated power of 5.95 megawatts (MW), generated by seven wind turbines. A turbine column stands at 49 meters (162 feet) and the turbine rotor diameter is 52 meters (171 feet). Adria Wind Power expects to have completed and connected the wind farm to the power grid by the end of November, 2004. Once connected the wind farm will produce about 15 million kWh of electricity annually.

An observation point will be build near the wind farm and together with the famous Pag cheese and alleged UFO sittings Pag will again another tourist attraction.

Adria Wind Power plans to build two more wind farms on Pag, Novalja 1 and 2, with the combined power of 17 MW, and a third one near Dubrovnik with a 52.5 MW capacity, although completion dates have not been made available.

In recent years wind power has gone from the hippy fringe to economic viability. In Germany, over 3,200 MW of wind power were installed in the last year alone, supplying electricity to more than 2 million households. In the EU, a massive 75,000 megawatts of wind capacity is expected to be online by 2010, tripling the current power and adding the equivalent electricity production of 14 large nuclear reactors.

A report commisioned by Greenpeace France in responce to the French government's proposal to invest 3-3.5 billion euros in building a new nuclear power plant found that the same about of the money invested in wind power would generate 5 times more jobs and 2.3 times more electricity than a nuclear reactor. Zagreb Croatia could begin to produce electricity from wind power as early as this fall, with the construction of the first wind farm set to be completed by the end of this November.

The Croatian-German company Adria Wind Power building the wind farm on the island of Pag secured the necessary financing for the completion of the project this week when it signed an agreement with Hypo-Alpe-Adria bank.

The development of Ravine 1, as the wind farm will be called, began in 1998 with the study of wind strength and patterns on the island. Since then a study on the wind farm’s impact on the environment and migrating birds in the area has been completed, Pag’s urban plan has been altered to accommodate the project and a road connecting the location to the main highway has been built. The total value of the project is 6.5 million euro.

Adria Wind Power said construction will begin immediately upon signing of the financing agreement. The future wind farm will have rated power of 5.95 megawatts (MW), generated by seven wind turbines. A turbine column stands at 49 meters (162 feet) and the turbine rotor diameter is 52 meters (171 feet). Adria Wind Power expects to have completed and connected the wind farm to the power grid by the end of November, 2004. Once connected the wind farm will produce about 15 million kWh of electricity annually.

An observation point will be build near the wind farm and together with the famous Pag cheese and alleged UFO sittings Pag will again another tourist attraction.

Adria Wind Power plans to build two more wind farms on Pag, Novalja 1 and 2, with the combined power of 17 MW, and a third one near Dubrovnik with a 52.5 MW capacity, although completion dates have not been made available.

In recent years wind power has gone from the hippy fringe to economic viability. In Germany, over 3,200 MW of wind power were installed in the last year alone, supplying electricity to more than 2 million households. In the EU, a massive 75,000 megawatts of wind capacity is expected to be online by 2010, tripling the current power and adding the equivalent electricity production of 14 large nuclear reactors.

A report commisioned by Greenpeace France in responce to the French government's proposal to invest 3-3.5 billion euros in building a new nuclear power plant found that the same about of the money invested in wind power would generate 5 times more jobs and 2.3 times more electricity than a nuclear reactor. Zagreb Croatia could begin to produce electricity from wind power as early as this fall, with the construction of the first wind farm set to be completed by the end of this November.

http://www.croatianewsonline.com/news.php?id=86

 

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