E.ON is playing a Key Role in the Growth of Wind Energy Worldwide
We use the power of the wind across the globe both on land and at sea to generate environmentally friendly energy. In the global growth market for renewable energy, we are playing a key role in the wind industry and are already among the top 10 wind power operators worldwide - and we want to grow still further.
In Europe and the USA, we operate onshore wind farms with an installed capacity of over 3,500 MW. We are currently building in cooperation with Dong Energy and Masdar, the world's largest offshore wind farm, the London Array. Once completed the London Array will have a total capacity of 1,000 MW and produce enough power to meet the annual average needs of around 750,000 UK's households.
We have also built with partners alpha ventus, the world's first farshore, deep water wind farm. It is located 45 kilometres from the coast off the German North Sea coast and in waters 30m deep.
In the medium-term, we have committed to making further large-scale investments and to expanding our onshore and offshore installed capacity.
We are aiming to bring online one new offshore wind farm every 18 months and to reduce installation for offshore costs by 40 percent by 2015 as well as to reduce energy in onshore wind costs by 25 percent by 2015.