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Regionally rooted with a strong global network

About WKN Windcurrent

As a subsidiary of the German WKN GmbH and a member of the PNE Group, WKN Windcurrent has been developing wind energy projects since 2011. The local team currently comprises eight highly experienced development experts, including project developers, site analysts and land negotiators working together on the realization of wind and solar PV projects based on the highest South African and German development standards. Amongst other development activities, the team focuses on identifying new project sites, securing land lease agreements, wind measurement and analysis, project optimisation, permitting processes, and grid planning and approvals. 

As a member of the PNE Group, WKN Windcurrent benefits from a strong network consisting of long-standing experts with industry-specific know-how. Therefore, while our core focus in South Africa is project planning and selling 100% of the rights to developed projects that are “ready to tender” to suitable investors, globally we do offer our customers all services along the life cycle of a project – professionally from a single source. The focus is wind and solar PV project planning services, financing, construction and operations management as well as continued operation.

About PNE Group

PNE Group is a German wind power pioneer operating on an international level and it is one of the most experienced project developers of onshore and offshore wind farms. The brands PNE and WKN have been united under the umbrella of the PNE Group since 2013 and are jointly developing into an international provider of clean energy solutions.

From initial site exploration and the approval procedure performance via financing and turn-key construction to operation and re-powering at the end of the system's useful life, the Company's services encompass all the phases of developing and operating wind farms.

In the future, the strategic orientation of PNE will include the entire renewable energy value chain and the processing of electricity. In addition to wind energy, the Company’s offer includes photovoltaic, electricity storage and power-to-X technologies with a focus on hydrogen.

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The internationally operating PNE Group is one of the most experienced project developers of onshore and offshore wind farms. The two brands operated by the PNE Group are PNE and WKN. From initial site exploration and implementation of approval procedures via financing and turn-key construction to operation and repowering at the end of the system's useful life, the company's services encompass all phases of developing and operating wind farms. In addition to wind energy, the Company’s range of offers includes photovoltaics, electricity storage, service products and the supply of clean electricity. The Company is also focussing on the development of power-to-X solutions.

WKN GmbH is a German regional enterprise operating at the international level and has been one of the leading project developers in Germany, Europe and South Africa for 30 years. Since July 2018, WKN GmbH has been a 100 percent subsidiary of PNE AG. The brands PNE and WKN have been united under the umbrella of the PNE Group since 2013 and are jointly developing into an international provider of clean energy solutions.

Energy consult GmbH, based in Cuxhaven and in Husum, has been one of the leading operating companies in the wind energy sector for 30 years. In addition to wind farm management, energy consult offers as a Life-Cycle-Service Provider further services along the life cycle of a wind or solar park. These include technical services and inspections, arranging and negotiating power purchase agreements (PPAs), continued operation concepts, grid connection planning, on-demand night-time marking as well as construction management and financial services.

Husum-based PAVANA GmbH is a leading expert for highly specialised services relating to the complex planning of wind energy projects: These cover the implementation of wind measurement campaigns, expert opinions as well as a variety of support and evaluation services. All of these tasks require proven specialist knowledge, the very latest technical equipment and, last but not least, a wealth of experience and assessment expertise.

Our Vision

The PNE Group is operating internationally and contributes significantly to the energy revolution. Our vision is a 100 percent renewable energy supply. We stand for safe power generation in harmony with people and nature. The combination of economic aspects and ecological responsibility is our highest concern in the implementation of renewable energy projects worldwide.

In order to advance the energy revolution, far-sightedness and forward-looking planning work are required. As a member of the PNE Group, we are therefore developing further into a "clean energy solutions provider". As a group we shape the future together. Because only together we can push forward the change and achieve our vision.

Managing director
Mike Mangnall
Managing Director WKN Windcurrent
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