This programme was initiated in June 1989 as a "100 MW Wind Programme" and was extended to the 250 MW Wind Programme in February 1991. The programme provided grants for the installation and operation of wind turbines at suitable sites. The last grants were approved at the end of 1996 for turbines that had to be commissioned by mid-1998. A "Scientific Measurement and Evaluation Programme" (WMEP) was part of the support scheme. All turbines that received financial support were monitored for ten years. The programme provided grants of DEM 200 (EUR 102)/kW, up to a ceiling of DEM 100 000 (EUR 51 300) for facilities larger than 1 MW. Grants up to 60% of the total investment to a maximum of DEM 90 000 (EUR 46 000) were provided. Alternatively, the programme provided operating subsidies of DEM 0.06 (EUR 0.031) (DEM 0.08 [EUR 0.041] until 1991) for every kWh fed into the public grid. This programme promoted 1 560 wind turbines with a total capacity of 362 MW.