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PNE WIND AG: PNE WIND AG and energy consult focus on the demand-oriented night lighting of wind farms

DGAP-Media / 13.09.2017 / 13:22

Cuxhaven, 13 September 2017. Due to state-of-the-art technology, it is no longer necessary to equip large advanced wind power plants with permanently flashing lights to warn approaching air planes. Therefore, the Cuxhaven-located PNE WIND Group as a developer and operator wants to use this new technology in their wind farms in the district of Cuxhaven. "Using demand-oriented night lighting which only sends out red signals if an air plane is approaching, we also react to the requests from the general public and from politicians," says Kurt Stürken, Executive Board of PNE WIND AG for operative transactions.
To ensure air traffic safety, general administrative regulations stipulate the use of red obstruction lighting at night for wind power plants of more than 100 metres in height as a marking of obstructions to aviation.  However, if using other technically reliable systems, this permanent lighting is not really necessary.
These warning lights can be switched off if air traffic safety can still be ensured," says Malte Mehrtens of energy consult which is responsible for the wind farm management at the PNE WIND Group. On the occasion of the Husum Wind Fair, Heiko Stoffers, head of the project development department at the holding company PNE WIND AG, is more precise about the plans: "We are about to install appropriate solutions for the first time. We want to start with the wind farms in Kührstedt - Alfstedt and further wind farms in the district of Cuxhaven.
To this end, PNE WIND AG as the project developer and its subsidiary energy consult decided to use a demand-oriented night lighting system produced by Quantec Sensors located in Isernhagen. This system ensures that the wind farm lighting is only switched on if a low-flying air plane approaches. As one of three systems in Germany, the Quantec Sensors system was approved by the DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung) which is in charge of the German air traffic control.
"We know that permanent warning lights are annoying for local residents. In our pursuit to be a future-oriented wind farm manager, it was only natural for the PNE WIND Group to pioneer approaches and not to wait for government regulations," explains Kurt Stürken, Executive Board.
Alexander Gerdes of Quantec Sensors welcomes the decision taken by the PNE WIND Group: "Our corporate slogan is: 'We give back darkness to the night'. Our system will significantly reduce light emissions to contribute to higher acceptance of wind power".
With one Quantec Sensors detection system, several wind farms of a whole region can be jointly controlled. "Once it is installed, it is also possible for wind farms other than PNE WIND Group wind farms to connect to this system subject to cost sharing", announces Malte Mehrtens and adds: "The more wind farms participating, the better for the local residents and the lower the costs for the plant operators".
Heiko Stoffers adds: "With this system, we found a solution at a fair price. Moreover, we are presently making good progress with the district of Cuxhaven and others regarding approval processes and thus becoming one of the first companies to be in a position to increase the acceptance of wind power projects".

About energy consult:
Energy consult runs more than 777 wind turbines throughout Europe, producing 3.500 GWh , ca. 1 Mio. gigawatt hours of electricity and benefiting from more than 25 years of experience in the wind energy industry as well as from our active participation partners in the German Wind Energy Association BWE and the Federation of German Wind Power Energies FGW. Thanks to our dedication you can already plan with the guidelines and factors of tomorrow and act today!

About PNE WIND Group
The PNE Wind Group, with its brands PNE WIND and WKN, is one of the leading German wind farm developers. With its approx. 360 employees, the PNE WIND Group has been offering services covering the entire added value chain ranging from the development, planning, realisation, financing, operation, marketing and repowering of wind farms in Germany and abroad from a single source for more than 25 years. Once the completed plants have been handed over to operators, the PNE WIND Group also offers technical and commercial management services, including regular maintenance, for the wind farms. The offshore wind farms at sea are developed up to the point where they are ready to be constructed. Alongside its business activities in the established domestic market in Germany, the PNE WIND Group is present at the international level in order to benefit from the tremendous growth potential of the global wind energy market and it is expanding into dynamic growth markets.

About the Quantec Group:
The companies of the Quantec Group act independently in their markets as partners for the international wind power industry. The portfolio of Quantec Sensors includes the creation of the prerequisites for the safe and reliable operation of demand-driven marking systems. As a general contractor, the spectrum starts with the project planning and leads through the BNK system integration to the maintenance and service of all BNK facilities. The parallel service includes the establishment of specific communication networks and interface upgrades as well as the provision, exchange and upgrade of the lighting systems.

Find out more and visit us at our booth in hall 5B04, or visit the Quantec Sensors GmbH at 2D01 at the Husum Wind Fair from 12 to 15 September 2017.


​Henning Wegner
Managing Director at energy consult GmbH
Phone: +49 (0)4841 8944-413
Telefax: +49 (0)4841 8944-433

Rainer Heinsohn
Head of Corporate Communication at PNE WIND
Tel: +49(0) 47 21 - 7 18 - 453
Fax: +49(0) 47 21 - 7 18 - 373

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