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The extraordinary synergistic effects between departments combined with our worldwide playing field provide us with a unique market sense and ample knowhow to support our customers along the whole value chain of wind energy projects. For more than 15 years, WindGuard has been supporting projects from the word go. In this time, we have worked in over 60 countries worldwide for a countless number of projects in over 40 service sectors. Our list of references below provides you with an overview of this work.

For more than 15 years, we have been working tirelessly towards our vision: a responsible, secure and cost efficient energy supply from 90% renewable energies. To get there, WindGuard is a part of a number of international cooperations and R&D projects.

On this page you find a selection of our ongoing publicly funded flagship-projects.


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ENaQ – Energetic Neigborhood Fliegerhorst Oldenburg
ENaQ aims to design and realize an energy efficient neighborhood on parts of the Fliegerhorst Oldenburg (former military area).
Deutsche WindGuard is one of 21 mostly regional partners and contributes to the integration of decentralized energy sources, the analysis of economic and regulatory frameworks, and the assessment of energy usage.


  • Total volume: 26 m €
  • ENaQ is funded by BMBF and BMWi
  • Funding WindGuard: 366 000 €
  • Project period: Jan 2018 - Dec 2022
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PROMOTioN - Progress on Meshed HVDC Offshore Transmission Networks

PROMOTioN seeks to develop meshed HVDC offshore grids on the basis of cost-effective and reliable technological innovation in combination with a sound political, financial and legal regulatory framework.

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691714.


  • Total volume: 51.7 Mio €
  • PROMOTION is funded under the EU Horizon2020
  • Funding WindGuard: 330 400 €
  • Project period: Jan 2016 - Dez 2019


Baltic Integrid

The Interreg project Baltic InteGrid provides a professional network for expertise exchange and state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research on the optimization potential of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea Region by applying the meshed grid approach.

Within the range of international partners Deutsche WindGuard investigates on the cost and benefits of a meshed offshore grid in the Baltic Sea and will analyze and implement cross border cost allocation methods. Furthermore it will give input related to the supply chain of offshore wind energy technology.

  • Total volume: 3.9 Mio €
  • Funding WindGuard: 149 750 €
  • Project period: Nov. 2015 - May 2019



"Safeguarding health and safety in the offshore wind industry with development of competencies, coordination and appropriate learning environment"

The main target of the project „BestOff“ is the optimization of security and health prevention for offshore employees. Gaps in security and health management shall be uncovered. The development of guidelines and innovative studying techniques shall lead to a further development in this sector.

  • Total volume: 1.3 Mio €
  • Funding WindGuard: 200 969 € 
  • Project period:  Apr 2016 - Mar 2019



Cooperation-project: Due to the expansion of renewable energy, transmission systems and distribution grids are more heavily loaded than they were in the past.

Smart distribution grids and interfaces are required for a sensible utilisation of the energy fed into the grid. This will require reliable studies that allow for a geographic analysis based on real operational data, and thus an accurate understanding of the energy flows under different boundary conditions. GEOWISOL  analyses temporal and geographical correlations and anti-correlations between the feed in of wind and solar power and the regional consumption. 

  • Total volume: 338,130 €
  • Funding WindGuard: 118,786 €
  • Project period: Jan 2015 - Oct 2017
Optimization of Rotor Blades - Part 2

The project works on the optimization of rotor blades of existing wind turbines.

The goal is to achieve higher energy yields and thus increasing the individual conribution of each turbine to climate targets without adding to new installations.

  • Total volume: 340 000 € 
  • Funding WindGuard: 182 435 €
  • Project period: Jan 2014 - Mar 2017


EEG Progress Report

Scientific support for the preparation of the EEG Progress Report according to §97 EEG 2014 (Renewable Energy Sources Act)

The development of onshore wind energy from as well a national as an international point of view is analyzed with respect to levelized cost of electricity and cost degression potentials. Main levers for the future development of cost will be identified. The relevant legislation in EEG 2014 and EEG 2016 will be evaluated and suggestions for their further development will be made. Furthermore Deutsche WindGuard will monitor and give professional support to the implementation of a tendering system for the onshore wind energy.

  • Projcet period: July 2016 - June 2019
  • Project Responsibility: Anna-Kathrin Wallasch, Silke Lüers, Dr.-Ing. Knud Rehfeldt


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