Eine Broschüre der EnergieAgentur.NRW in englischer Sprache.
The regulations of the German Renewable Energies Act (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetzes; EEG) from 2000 mean that from January 2021 the EEG feed-in tariff will come to an end for wind turbines (WTs) connected to the grid in Germany before 1 January 2000. This will apply to around 4,500 megawatts (MW) of existing wind turbine capacity across Germany. In NRW alone, around 800 turbines with a combined capacity of around 440 MW will be affected. Many turbine operators are already considering whether to “repower” their site, continue operating the old plants or dismantle them altogether.