Onshore wind development
As Europe’s largest producer of renewable energy Statkraft has an ambition to grow further within hydropower, wind and solar power. In ramping up as a wind and solar developer Statkraft will significantly grow its onshore wind portfolio in the UK, focussing on Scotland and Wales.
Statkraft believes in the fundamental requirement of the UK for significantly increased deployment in onshore wind over the coming decade, based on its position as the most cost-effective technology to achieve the UK’s energy and climate goals.
As a consequence, Statkraft will significantly grow its onshore wind portfolio, focussing on Scotland and Wales, via greenfield developments, acquisition of mature projects and via partnering on new development projects and portfolios.
In August 2019 Statkraft acquired UK onshore wind developer Airvolution Clean Energy Ltd. Since 2017 Statkraft and Airvolution had been working together in a development partnership, to identify, secure and bring forward project opportunities in Scotland.