Today, BayWa r.e. officially inaugurated its 94.6 MW Lyngsåsa wind farm in Southern Sweden, in the presence of Anders Ygeman, Swedish Minister for Energy and Digital Development, Maria Arnholm, County Governor and Per Ribacke, Chairman of the Municipal Council of Alvesta.
Lyngsåsa is the company’s largest wind farm in Europe. 22 Vestas V150 turbines are now delivering green electricity to the citizens in Southern Sweden, making a key contribution to Sweden’s renewable energy transition.
Håkan Wallin, CEO at BayWa r.e. Nordic AB, commented: “We are delighted to celebrate the opening of Lyngsåsa wind farm together with such renowned guests. It is a real honor to welcome Anders Ygeman to Lyngsåsa. We are grateful for the government’s support to underline the important role of renewable energy projects for our future.”
“We must turn climate crisis into climate action – the solutions are already available and Lyngsåsa is a perfect example of this. It will supply the equivalent of 80,000 European households with green electricity while saving 93,000 tons of CO2 emissions each year.”
The Lyngsåsa wind farm continues BayWa r.e.’s growth in Sweden, further developing its portfolio of wind and solar projects across the country. A second major project for BayWa r.e. in Southern Sweden will follow soon: the 62 MW Furuby wind project, which is currently under construction.
“Lyngsåsa is a significant project helping to advance Sweden’s goal of operating all sectors with 100% renewable energy production by 2040, and to achieve net zero by 2045. The next 10 years will be crucial if we are to get on this track and avert climate change. However, we need to propel forward the energy transition at much greater pace,” added Lorenzo Palombi, Director of Wind Projects EMEA at BayWa r.e.
In Sweden, wind power has increasingly moved into focus over the last decade. According to the Swedish Wind Energy Association, a new record of 2.7 GW of new wind capacity should be installed in 2021, bringing the total installed capacity up to 12.8 GW.
Nevertheless, even if the wind energy sector continues its growth across Europe at a steady pace, in order to achieve paramount regional and national sustainability goals, governments and institutions must implement new wind energy projects three times faster over the next decade.