Poland’s power company PGE Group has launched two new wind farms, Starza/Rybice and Karnice II. The investment, in the north-western part of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, comprises 43 turbines with a total installed capacity of nearly 100 megawatts (MW).
The project has increased the total installed capacity of PGE’s wind farms by 20 per cent to near 647 MW and strengthened the Group’s position as Poland’s largest manufacturer of green energy.
“The Polish government has been consistently implementing actions aimed at reducing emissions with respect to the conventional basis and in dialogue with the public,” said Jacek Sasin, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of State Assets, during the opening of the West Pomeranian project. “The investment in wind farms not only improves the country’s energy security but is also of great importance for the region. It is the largest investment in wind farms in Poland. A total of 43 wind turbines with an expected annual energy production of 275 GWh will meet the energy needs of approximately 120,000 households. This is as much as a city the size of Lublin consumes during the year.”
Within the framework of the project implemented in the area of Kamień Pomorski and Gryfice Poviats, 33 wind turbines with a nominal capacity of 2 MW and 10 wind turbines with a capacity of 2.2 MW were built together with the accompanying infrastructure and a grid connection in the form of two substations.
“PGE feels responsible for the development of low-carbon projects, which are of significant importance for the inhabitants of our country,” added Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. “At the same time, we are developing photovoltaic projects all over Poland and working intensively on the construction of wind farms in the Baltic Sea.”
The construction of new wind farms – which will allow avoiding the emission of over 200,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide – was made possible by winning the auction for the sale of electricity in renewable energy installations in 2018.