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Energa Green Development gives green light for PV farms construction in western Poland

The ORLEN Group’s Energa Green Development (EGD) has issued a notice to proceed with the construction of new photovoltaic (PV) farms with a total target capacity of approximately 68 megawatts (MW).

The notice was issued after signing preliminary investment agreements with Energa Wytwarzanie. PV farm Mitra (approximately 65.6 MW) and PV farm Żuki (approximately 2.4 MW) are green field projects (developed “from scratch”), planned for completion by the second half of 2024.

The intended recipient of the assets will be Energa Wytwarzanie, a subsidiary responsible for the service and operation of renewables. Therefore, both companies have signed investment agreements to purchase these projects before issuing the notice to proceed.

“It is with great satisfaction that we start the construction of photovoltaic farms, which we developed and designed as part of the EGD company. In this way, we initiate the beginning of the implementation of a portfolio of our own RES [renewable energy sources] projects with a total capacity currently reaching 600 MW,” said Szymon Wojnicki, President of the Management Board of Energa Green Development.

The new renewable energy assets will be located in the Turek commune in the Greater Poland (Wielkopolska) voivodeship, neighbouring Energa’s existing assets: the 31 MW Przykona wind farm and two photovoltaic installations: PV Gryf (approximately 25 MW) and PV Przykona (approximately 1 MW).

“The present time marks an intense development of new generation capacities in Energa Wytwarzanie. Almost 90 MW of photovoltaic sources have already been launched this year. The agreements signed now are a continuation of these activities, adding several dozen megawatts of green energy that will flow into the Polish energy system,” said Piotr Meler, the President of the Management Board of Energa Wytwarzanie.

The Mitra and Żuki PV farms, along with the already operational renewables in the Turek commune, will cover the annual power demand of around 80,000 households. At the same time, all five installations in the Przykona municipality will reduce carbon emissions by approximately 173,000 tons annually.

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