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Thera II Wind Power Project, Hungary

Project decsription

Thera II Wind Power Project in Hungary (the Project Activity) is developed by Kavicsbánya Energia Ltd. (the Project Owner) in Hungary, Mosonmagyaróvár. The purpose of the Project Activity is to generate electricity through using wind resources.
The Project Activity was installed in 2006.07.01 and started its commercial operation in 2006.07.30. The electricity generated by the Project Activity is fed into the Hungarian Electricity Grid (HEG). The project consists of the operation of five wind turbines in Mosonmagyaróvár, Győr-Moson-Sopron County, Hungary. Hungary’s wind power potential is limited to the North-Western corner of the country and Győr-Moson-Sopron County has the best capability to generate electricity by wind turbines. The crediting period for this Project Activity started in 2016.
The term wind energy describes the process by which the wind is used to generate mechanical power or electricity. Wind turbines operate on a simple principle. Wind turbines convert the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical power. In this case, a generator converts the mechanical power into electricity. Therefore the wind turns the blades, which spin a shaft, which connects to a generator and makes electricity.
Wind turbines can be used to produce electricity for a single home or building, but in the case of the Project Activity the wind turbine is connected to the Hungarian Electricity Grid (HEG) through E.ON’s 120/20 kV station, and the generated power is used for a more widespread electricity distribution.
The Project Activity is based on five Vestas V90 2 MW wind turbines, which are producing electricity since 2006. The wind turbines shafts have 105 m height from the ground. The land where the project it’s located is rented by Kavicsbánya Energia Ltd. An annual output of approximately 24,000 MWh has been observed by Vestas Online in the last 4 years.

The Project Achievements

The Project Activity supplies clean energy through utilizing renewable energy resources. The implementation of the Project Activity contributes to improving the environment while developing the local economy. The proposed Project Activity contributes to sustainable development in Hungary in the following ways:
  • Reduce the exploitation of fossil fuels by supplying renewable energy to improve the existing energy consumption model which relies on fossil fuels; also, it will improve energy security
  • Reduce the emissions of pollutants associated with the operation of fossil fuel thermal power plants, including SO2, NOx and dust in the baseline/business-as-usual scenario, thus improving the local environment
  • Reduce GHG emissions compared to the baseline/business-as-usual scenario
  • Promote local economic development by creating local employment opportunities
  • It contributes to reach the Hungarian target of renewable energy production share determined in the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED).
  • Having an operative, affordable, reliable and financially stable national energy production matrix is essential for any economic development in any country. Based on a reliable national energy generation matrix, stable supply and affordable energy prices, companies can feel more confident and secure with regards to their investments, especially in the production or energy-intensive sectors. This leads to the creation of more business opportunities and to GDP growth.

Environmental impacts

  • All electricity generated by the proposed Project Activity is delivered to the national electricity grid and replace electricity that has some GHG emissions associated with it, to be proven by the emission factor calculations later on. Basically, the Project Activity consists of wind turbines that captures the energy of moving air and convert it to electricity. No by-products are produced during the operation of the Project Activity
  • Harnessing power from the wind is a clean and sustainable way to generate electricity as it produces no toxic pollution or global warming emissions. Wind is also abundant, and inexhaustible
  • The Project Activity requires essentially no water to operate and thus do not pollute water resources or strain supply by competing with agriculture, drinking water systems, or other important water needs.
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Planned annual CO2 reduction 17938 tCO2e
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