On recultivated land at the Garzweiler open-cast mine, well-established partners, the city of Bedburg and RWE, successfully connect another wind farm with a capacity of 28.5 megawatts (MW) to the grid. The five wind turbines of the 30-million-euro “Bedburg A 44n” project have the capacity to generate enough green electricity to meet the annual needs of 28,000 households - more than the city's citizens and businesses consume. The turbines complement the existing Königshovener Höhe wind farm, also part of the partnership, with 21 turbines and increases the electrical output by almost 30 percent. In total, RWE operates with the city of Bedburg turbines with a total capacity of 95 MW on the territory of the city. In the case of “Bedburg A 44n”, it is not only the choice of location on recultivated land at the Garzweiler open-cast mine that is innovative: four of the new wind turbines feed their electricity into the public supply grid via the existing infrastructure of the open-cast mine. The fifth turbine will supply electricity to the modern resource protection settlement Bedburg-Kaster, which is currently under construction. Part of the electricity from the fifth wind turbine supplies this settlement indirectly, sending a portion of its production to an energy storage system. The rest flows into the general supply grid. As with the Königshovener Höhe wind farm, the city of Bedburg has a 49 percent stake in the new wind farm and RWE has a 51 percent stake.