innogy successful in first Polish onshore wind auction
- innogy’s two projects win at auction
- A total of 85.2 megawatts of planned capacity
- FIDs planned for beginning of 2019
Essen (renewablepress) - innogy wants to further expand renewables in Poland. Now, the company moved a step closer to the realisation of new wind assets in this market: Two innogy onshore wind development projects won a tender from the Polish energy regulatory authority in the first onshore wind auction for large installations to support renewable energy projects (remuneration scheme: Contract for Difference). Zukowice onshore wind farm is a 33MW project based in Lower Silesia, Dolice project with a planned installed capacity of 52.2MW, is in Western Pomerania. Financial Investment Decisions (FIDs)for both projects are planned for the beginning of 2019.
Hans Bünting, COO Renewables of innogy SE: “We already operate eight onshore wind farms in Poland and want to further expand our portfolio there. We are very pleased that both of our projects, Zukowice and Dolice, were successful in Poland’s first onshore wind auction. The market was yearning for the first auction to take place. This was an important step towards sustainable investment fostering Poland´s Energy Transition. innogy has seen significant successes in wind auctions in recent years right across Europe.“
Renewables market Poland
Wind energy is the most important and most mature renewables energy source in Poland. The country aims to generate at least 15% of electricity from renewables by 2020. As of today, Poland has an installed wind capacity of almost 6GW.
innogy’s wind portfolio in Poland
Poland is an important core market for innogy. innogy already operates eight onshore wind farms in Poland with a total installed capacity of more than 240MW. The wind farms are located in four regions: Nowy Staw is situated near the city of Gdansk, Opalenica in the region of Poznan, Krzecin and Tychowo are located in Western Pomerania, and the wind farms Suwalki, Piecki and Taciewo are situated next to each other in Podlachia in the northeast of Poland.
Renewables at innogy SE
We plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. Part of our portfolio are wind and hydro power plants as well as solar and biomass plants. Currently, we are particularly strongly represented in our home market, Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy. Our aim is to expand renewables in Europe further, both on our own and working with partners. We believe that working together in this way is the key to making the energy transition a success. With an installed capacity of more than 925 megawatts in offshore wind and with over 2100 megawatts in onshore wind, innogy is one of the major operators in Europe. At the moment we are focusing on continuing to expand our activities in wind power. That's why, in addition to our core markets, we are already active in new markets such as the USA and Ireland. Another growth technology is the construction of utility-scale photovoltaic power plants - for example in Australia.
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innogy wind farm Tychowo
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Essen, 22 November 2018
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