The seven wind turbines that form the Porkeri Wind Farm inaugurated
The latest and southernmost of the Faroese wind farms was officially opened 11th February 2021.
The turbines are type E44 from Enercon. Each turbine has a capacity of 900 kW. They are installed in the outfield of the village Porkeri on the southernmost island of Suðuroy in the Faroe Islands.
The Porkeri Wind Farm is the first wind farm on Suðuroy and is part of a project including battery and synchronous compensator, which will be added later this year.
Commissioning started in November and thus far, although not operating at full capacity, the wind farm has produced enough energy to supply the entire island for 20 days.
The wind farm is expected to produce ca 20 GWh, which will reduce thermal production by 4,400 tonnes per year.