Sweden starts building giant onshore wind farm

It is expected to generate enough green electricity to power 220,000 homes

By Priyanka Shrestha

Government-owned Swedish power company Vattenfall has started building one of the country’s largest onshore wind farms.

The Blakliden/Fäbodberget wind farm, estimated to be valued at SEK3.5 billion (£2.9m), will consist of 84 Vestas turbines with a total capacity of 353 MW.

It is expected to generate enough energy to power 220,000 Swedish homes.

Around 60% of the electricity generated will be sold to Norsk Hydro, under a 20-year power purchase agreement.

The project is set to be operational by 2021/22.