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Switzerland’s biggest wind farm is to get more powerful

Local News // Aug. 8, 2016
Switzerland’s biggest wind farm is to get more powerful

Switzerland's biggest wind farm, Mont Crosin in the Jura mountains, is to get more powerful after new turbines are installed.

Bern-based electricity company BKW say production will go up by 40% once 4 of the oldest 16 turbines are replaced.

Switzerland's first wind energy plant came into operation in 1986.

In addition to Mont Crosin in canton Bern, other large facilities are at Collonges (canton Valais), Entlebuch (canton Lucerne) and on the Gütsch (canton Uri).

They provided 88 gigawatt hours of electricity in 2012, the equivalent of the annual consumption of almost 25,000 households.

The Swiss government want the production of electricity by wind power to reach 4,300 GWh by 2050.

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