Providing renewable energy to Europe since 1990
Energiekontor UK Ltd was founded in 1999 and is a subsidiary of the German based Energiekontor AG; the parent company of the Energiekontor group which develops and manages wind farms and solar parks in a number of European countries. The Energiekontor group was founded in 1990 as a private and independent company to plan and develop wind farms. In 2002, Energiekontor was listed on Frankfurt securities exchange.
Since 1990, Energiekontor has developed over 100 wind farms across Europe in Germany, Portugal, Greece and the UK, investing over €1.3 billion; creating a total capacity of over 1000 MW.
UK projects are developed by our teams in Leeds and Glasgow. Energiekontor is a complete service company that manages its projects from initial site selection through planning, finance, construction to operation and management of wind farms and solar parks.
Energiekontor UK Ltd is developing wind farms and solar parks to generate electricity for our future low carbon energy needs and, to date, we have secured planning permissions for a range of onshore wind farms totalling around 100 MW of generating capacity.
We have an experienced and dedicated team with considerable knowledge of rural land management, the development and construction process and management of operational wind farms.
Our development portfolio consists of sites that we have identified as 'greenfield' and taken through the development process ourselves. We also purchase projects that already have planning permission to take through the finance, construction and operation phases. Recent examples of this include Burton Pidsea and Lilbourne wind farms.
Making a difference
We have achieved planning permissions for over 100 MW of clean, locally produced, renewable energy in the UK - with 86.55 MW already built and generating.
Energiekontor has a long international history of developing wind energy projects, and has seen the industry grow from a niche technology aimed at combating climate change to a fully-mature, major power provider, capable of producing electricity that is not only clean but is also low-cost and able to match new-build gas costs. This experience alongside our strong project portfolio, is what gives us the security and confidence to continue developing large-scale wind in a zero-subsidy market.
Community Shared Ownership and Community Benefit Funds provide a way in which local people can become more involved with local projects on a day-to-day basis. Energiekontor is committed to delivering both of these to provide communities with the skills and funding they need, to make the changes they want. We understand that wind farms can present both opportunities and challenges to local communities - we are always willing to listen and work with communities on both.