Statkraft to Build 369 Megawatts of Wind Power in Sweden by 2015

Statkraft AS, Norway’s biggest power producer, will build two wind farms in Sweden with joint capacity of 369 megawatts and annual output of 1 terawatt-hour.

The Bjoerkhoejden wind farm will have an installed capacity of 270 megawatts and will start production in two stages, in 2014 and 2015, the company said today in an e-mailed statement. The Oegonfaegnaden 99-megawatt plant will be completed as early as 2014, it said.

The projects are joint ventures with Svenska Cellulosa AB. (SCAB)

Sweden will produce 7.1 terawatt-hours of power from wind turbines this year, according to a report submitted to the government last month by Energimyndigheten, the nation’s energy agency. In the 12 months to August, Sweden consumed a total of 139.8 terawatt-hours of electricity, data from the Nord Pool Spot SA exchange show.

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