Ånstadblåheia wind power park
Ånstadblåheia wind farm was put into operation in 2018. The plant consists of 14 wind turbines. In June 2019, the Minister of Petroleum and Energy officially inaugurated the facility.
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Ånstadblåheia wind farm is located in Sortland municipality, in Nordland, and consists of 14 wind turbines. The wind farm has a total installed capacity of up to 50 MW. This corresponds to the electricity lighting up a town about 46,000 households.
The wind farm is jointly owned by Energy Infrastructure Partners (EIP) and Fortum, and Fortum operates the wind farm with Nordkraft. The local utility company Nordkraft is responsible for the daily operation of the wind farm on behalf of Fortum and is responsible for all local operational tasks that are not related to the actual wind turbines, for example maintenance of roads and grid connections The turbine supplier Vestas is taking care of the maintenance of the wind turbines.
Fortum and EIP's VinnVind (WinWind) funds can be applied for to support sports, cultural, environmental and youth activities in Sortland. The contributions from the VinnVind funds promote local development and activities and increase the appeal of living, working or visiting the areas around Ånstadblåheia wind farm. The first VinnVind contribution was used on renovations of local community houses and buildings, on musical instruments for the local school, and on a new trail machine for the local ski club. The Kulturfabrikken Sortland KF processes the applications for the VinnVind funds.