E.ON Energy Distribution and Renewable Power Capital (RPC) have entered an agreement for grid connections of four future wind farms in Sollefteå and Kramfors municipalities.
The connection agreement between E.ON and RPC represents 561 megawatts (MW) of new renewable electricity to the regional and the national grid. The parties have agreed on the costs and the schedule for the electricity connection of the four wind power projects Sörlidberget 132 MW, Knäsjöberget 92.4 MW, Vitberget 171.6 MW and Storhöjden 165 MW in Sollefteå and Kramfors municipalities.
The projects are expected to jointly produce the equivalent of the consumption of 182 000 homes in renewable electricity.
– This is another example of E.ON enabling the energy transition and the green industrial revolution in Norrland. The connections of the four wind farms, which corresponds to as much as 561 MW of new renewable electricity, is one of the largest connection deals that E.ON Sweden has signed, says Martin Höhler, CEO of E.ON Energy Distribution.
– The connection agreement with E.ON is an important milestone on our path towards completing these four wind farms. We look forward to working closely with E.ON on the construction, says RPC CEO Bob Psaradellis.
For E.ON, the agreement means that the connection work now can be procured and prepared. Preparation of site will begin in the autumn and groundwork will start in the spring of 2023. The work includes the construction of a completely new main transformer station in Nässe, southeast of Långsele. This is done in close collaboration with the Swedish authority; Svenska kraftnät, which will build a new 400 kV station.
At the same time, 80 km of new 130 kV power lines will be built from the wind farms to the station in Nässe. In addition, E.ON will build three regional grid stations and an additional six kilometers of 30 kV line in the area of the wind farms.
The connections must be completed in time for the commissioning of the windfarms, expected during the second half of 2025.