innogy starts construction on tenth Polish wind farm

innogy starts construction on tenth Polish wind farm / innogy constructing more than 80MW in Poland

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innogy SE is constantly growing in its Polish core market: Last week the company started construction work on the Dolice onshore wind farm. Dolice is a 47.5-MW project in West Pomerania for which the contract was awarded in the Polish onshore wind auction for big installations in November 2018. The 19 turbines (SG 2.5-114) will be manufactured by Siemens Gamesa and are expected to be commissioned at the end of 2020. In parallel, innogy is constructing the 33-MW Zukowice Onshore wind farm in Lower Silesia. The 11 turbines of the Nordex Group are expected to be commissioned in June this year. The investment volume of both projects amounts to 101 million euros.

Katja Wünschel, Senior Vice President Onshore & Solar at innogy SE: "We are pleased that construction has started of Dolice, our tenth onshore wind farm in Poland. Together with Zukowice we have more than 80 megawatts under construction, which is the result of our successful participation in the first Polish Onshore auction for big installations. The Polish market offers many excellent wind and solar locations, the possibility to take part in auctions or to carry out climate protection projects under market conditions. We are looking forward to further sustainable investment opportunities to support Poland's energy transition."

innogy's renewables portfolio in Poland

Poland is an important core market for innogy. The company operates eight onshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of more than 240 MW in the country. The wind farms are located in four regions: Nowy Staw is close to the city of Gdańsk, Opalenica in the region of Poznan, Krzecin and Tychowo in Western Pomerania. The wind farms Suwalki, Piecki and Taciewo are located in close proximity to one another in Podlachia in north-eastern Poland.

In 2019, Kompania Piwowarska SA, owned by Asahi Breweries Europe Group, signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with innogy to switch production to 100% renewable electricity: Kompania Piwowarska's three Polish breweries will use renewable power produced by innogy's Polish Nowy Staw wind farm to cover its power needs.

innogy is diversifying its renewables portfolio in Poland: Along with its strong footprint in onshore wind, the company has successfully entered the Polish solar market. In addition to its first Polish photovoltaic project Stawiec, innogy moved a step closer to implementing 42 additional ground-mounted solar farms by winning a Polish CfD auction for projects up to one megawatt.

Editor Note
The Onshore wind business is part of innogy’s Renewables business unit, which E.ON and RWE have agreed to transfer to RWE in 2020.
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