The Gries wind farm

The Gries wind farm

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The wind turbine at Griessee is the wind turbine with the highest elevation in Europe, situated at 2’465m msl. It is an Enercon E70, 2.3MW wind turbine with a hub height of 85m. The wind turbine is located close to the Gries lake in the Swiss Alps, sharing essential parts of the infrastructure of the nearby hydro power station. It is the first wind turbine of a larger wind farm of 4-5 wind turbines that will be built in 2014-2015. The Gries wind turbine electricity production covers the consumption of about 650 households. The wind farm was developed and build by Swisswinds Development GmbH (www.swisswinds.com) and is owned and operated by Gries Wind AG. Technical data: Wind turbine type Enercon E70 E4 Year of Construction 2011 Nominal Power 2'300 kW Hub Height 85 m Diameter 71 m Swept Area 3'959 m2 Elevation 2'465 metres above sea level Cut-in WIndspeed 2.5 m/s Nominal Power at 15 m/s Cut-out Windspeed 34 m/s
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