Project portfolio

Project portfolio at Mar 31, 2017

 

Project name Municipality No. of turbines Output
(MW)

Operation

 

Hud 

Tanum 

6 15

 

Kil

Tanum

4 8

 

Brattön

Munkedal

6 15

 

Töftedalsfjället

Dals-Ed

10 23
  Dingle-Skogen Vind Munkedal 12 28
 

Årjäng NV

Årjäng 9 27
Årjäng SV Årjäng 14 42
Skaveröd/Gurseröd Tanum 11 33
Construction Lyrestad* Mariestad 22 76
Authorization

 

Brattön Sälelund

Munkedal

14 42
Sköllunga Stenungsund 3 9
Lursäng Tanum 5 10

 

Femstenaberg Strömstad 15 45
Årjäng NV II Årjäng 8 28
Vetteberget Strömstad      2     6

Åndberg** Härjedalen     57   205
Planning, pre-planning       10 33
*The project is owned by 25 % by Rabbalshede Kraft, corresponding to 5,5 turbines.
**After the close of the period, the permit for Åndberg gained legal effect.
The projects that are under planning and application are subject to evaluation and assessment by the municipality and/or county administrative board. Accordingly, there may be some uncertainty as to whether or not the Company will receive the permits for the projects that are under planning and the projects for which the Company has applied. Projects that have not been granted permits will be moved down the planning phase for review or will be terminated.
Planning operations 
The planning operations focus on managing and developing the project portfolio to deliver profitable, turnkey wind power projects for commissioning by the company itself or to be sold to its partners. Rabbalshede Kraft procures and manages the construction of individual wind turbines and wind farms on behalf of its customers. 
The first step in a successful establishment is to conduct a thorough analysis of the conditions for wind power. Experience gained from operational wind farms, ongoing construction and applications provides a strong foundation for future projects. 
PREPLANNING, PLANNING 
During preplanning, suitable locations for new wind farms are identified. This is based on the municipalities’ wind-power plans. The prerequisites in terms of wind, grid connections, opposing interests and other factors are mapped out. Leasehold agreements are signed with land owners, at which point a consultation is initiated with the authorities, local residents and any interest groups. Biologists, archaeologists and other experts are commissioned to compile supporting documentation for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The size of the wind farms and their boundaries are determined by such factors as wind conditions, sound, shadows, nature values and cultural values. The terms and conditions that apply to the establishment of wind farms are set out in the permit. Wind measurements are carried out to document the wind supply. 
APPLICATION
A consultation report and EIA are submitted to the County Administrative Board along with a permit application for consideration in accordance with the Environmental Code. The municipality must first approve the project, otherwise the application is rejected. In the case of smaller wind farms with up to six turbines that have a total height of 150 meters and which cannot be deemed to have a significant impact on the environment, municipal approval in line with the Environmental Code and a building permit are sufficient. 
PROCUREMENT 
When permission or building permits have been granted and gained legal force, procurement of the wind turbines, electrical and contracting work, other engineering works and financing begins. The wind measurements provide a basis for calculations. Agreements are signed with electricity companies to enable connection to the grid. The procurement of wind turbines and infrastructure is a complex process and is led by a highly experienced team of construction and procurement experts. 
CONSTRUCTION
The construction process starts by signing an agreement with the contractor for the construction of roads and infrastructure, including internal drawings of electric cable lines within the wind farm, also referred to as the non-concession-bound network (NCN). The turbine suppliers are responsible for the raising of the wind turbines and have total responsibility until trial operation has been completed. Electricity connections are made by the electricity companies that own the adjacent networks and are paid for by Rabbalshede Kraft. 
OPERATIONS AND SERVICES 
Rabbalshede Kraft manages the company’s operational wind farms and offers investors and wind power owners a comprehensive operational management solution. The company’s internal operational and maintenance organization is considered a core strategic competency and establishes processes certified in accordance with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. The company’s professional operation and maintenance organization, which works in close cooperation with turbine suppliers, contributes to high operational reliability.