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Electricity Market: Innogy Builds Tenth Wind Farm in Poland

Essen, Germany - Despite the high share of lignite and hard coal in the electricity market in Poland, the country is also focusing on the expansion of renewable energies. In this market environment, the energy supplier Innogy SE is continuing to expand its presence in the Polish wind energy market. But Innogy is also active on the Polish solar market.

Last week Innogy 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.

Poland is an important core market for Innogy. The company operates eight onshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of over 240 MW. The wind farms are located in four regions: Nowy Staw, near Gdansk, Opalenica in the Poznan region, 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 addition to its activities in the onshore wind energy sector, Innogy has successfully entered the Polish solar market. After Stawiec, Innogy's first Polish photovoltaic project, the energy company moved a step closer to implementing 42 additional ground-mounted solar farms by winning a Polish CfD auction for projects up to one megawatt.



Source: IWR Online, 12 Mar 2020