MW, Shell share
Shell Wind Energy has strong operational and development capabilities with 10 joint-venture projects – eight in the USA and two in Europe (Shell share approximately 50%). The projects’ generating capacity totals about 1,000 megawatts – enough electricity to meet the annual requirements of 300,000 homes. If supplied by conventional power plants, that amount of electricity would have necessitated the emission of 3 million tonnes of CO2.
Almost 900 MW of our total capacity come from 722 wind turbines of the eight US projects. The biggest single one, the 264 MW Mount Storm wind project in West Virginia, began operations in 2008. Our European wind projects are located in Germany and the Netherlands. All in all, the European operations involve a total of 38 wind turbines with an aggregate capacity of 111 MW.