Energiekontor AG is the head company of the Energiekontor group which develops and manages wind farms in a number of European countries. Energiekontor was founded in 1990 as a private and independent company to plan wind farms and quickly diversified into fund sales and the management of its operating wind farms. The AG has been listed on the stock market in Frankfurt since 2002. The founders are still the majority shareholders.
The first wind farms were generating electricity in 1994 and by 1997, Energiekontor had 12 operating wind farms capable of producing enough electricity for 50,000 homes. Since 1990, Energiekontor developed 77 wind farms in Germany, Portugal and the UK with a total capacity of 515 MW and an investment of around 750 million Euros.
Energiekontor UK Ltd was founded in 1999 and is a subsidiary of the German based Energiekontor group. UK projects are developed by our team in Leeds, West Yorkshire. Our strategy is to develop small to medium sized onshore wind projects throughout Great Britain. We manage our projects from the initial site inception through planning, finance, construction to operation and management. Our knowledge and international experience gives us a unique perspective on project feasibility and economic viability.
Recently, Energiekontor UK has received planning permission for wind farms at Withernwick and Hyndburn. Construction of Hyndburn wind farm commenced at the end of 2011 and is expected to be operational mid-2012. Withernwick is expected to be operational late 2012. Once completed, these will provide over 18MW and 24MW respectively.