wpd windmanager is Germany’s leading and internationally expanding company in the commercial and technical management of wind farms and solar projects.
On course for growth: 2020 is characterised by growth at wpd windmanager GmbH & Co. KG, Germany’s leading and internationally expanding company in the commercial and technical management of wind farms and solar projects.
wpd windmanager is growing – with new locations, new target markets and new services. In 2020, five more offices were added: two nationally in Ereklenz and Bremerhaven, and three more internationally in Valladolid in Spain, Los Angeles in Chile and Pitea in Sweden. "Worldwide, we now manage 528 wind farms with 2,550 wind turbines, 108 solar farms and a total output of 5,631 megawatts," says Nils Brümmer, Managing Director at wpd windmanager. "This makes us not only the market leader in Germany, but also one of the major players internationally in the field of operational management." In addition to the core market in Germany, wpd windmanager is active in various other European countries, in North and South America as well as in Asia.
International growth: Around 2 gigawatts in operational management
In 2020, wpd windmanager added three new target markets with large volumes in parallel. With 71 MW in Sweden, 177 MW in Spain and 370 MW in Chile, the international portfolio under operational management will grow to almost 2 gigawatts in the long term. "For us, it is quite an extraordinary situation to implement structures for three new target countries at the same time. Especially as we are also growing continously in other countries such as France, Finland, Croatia or Poland", explains Henning Rüpke, responsible for international business development. "However, we are fully on track here and have expanded both the local teams and the investor relations department accordingly."
National growth: Erkelenz and Bremerhaven
wpd windmanager is also expanding nationally. Through the integration of psm Nature Power Service & Management GmbH & Co. KG with more than 60 employees, a new wpd windmanager centre of competence for photovoltaics and continued operation was created in Erkelenz. "Our goal is to offer our customers the operational management of wind farms and solar farms from one source", explains Ian-Paul Grimble, Managing Director at wpd windmanager. "We see a lot of potential, especially in the PV sector." About 100 solar farms are already operated by wpd windmanager. Following the new location in Erkelenz, wpd windmanager opened another office in Bremerhaven in mid-2020.
In addition to the wind farms in wpd AG's own pipeline, wpd windmanager is taking over more and more operational management projects from external investors. "Thanks to our size, our know-how and the different target markets we are an interesting partner for many companies operating internationally, for example to gain a foothold in new markets or to receive cross-national support for the entire portfolio", explains Till Schorer, Director Sales at wpd windmanager. In the last two years alone, wpd windmanager was able to acquire around 225 MW via external projects - and counting.
Growing service portfolio
wpd windmanager has been offering all technical operational management and business management services for wind farms and increasingly also for solar parks since 1998. These include information management with central contact points for clients, a 24/7 control room, the in-house field service and experts that can deal with speciialised questions regarding the plants. wpd is continuously expanding its service portfolio to provide clients with more individual support for their wind farms. Furthermore, wpd windmanager supports the continued development of wind energy and promotes new industry standards through cooperation in research and development.
- Founded: 1998
- Sales: 12 Mio. €
- Employees: 423