The construction of the Polish wind farm in Pomerania is nearly over: Ignitis Group, one of the largest international utilities and renewable energy companies in the Baltic region, installed the last wind turbine at the end of November and with this step, reached a significant point of development. The project has been started in May 2020, making the wind farm one of the largest in Poland.
This is the first wind farm installed by the Ignitis Group in Poland and it contains
29 wind turbines with a nominal capacity of approximately 3–3.3 megawatts (MW). The total investment of the project is estimated to cost about 127 million euros.
From 1995 to 2019 Polish wind electricity generation went from nearly zero to 15,040 gigawatts-hour (GWh). The main improvement began in 2006. Now it means a 59.74 per cent share of RES in electricity production in Poland’s energy mix.
“Completion of Pomerania wind farm is another important step towards the decarbonisation of the Poland energy system,” said Darius Maikštėnas, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Ignitis Group. “It is also exceptionally important to Ignitis Group because it will increase the green generation portfolio of the Group and strengthen the company’s position in the growing renewable energy sector of the neighbouring country.”
The operation of the Pomerania wind farm is expected to start from Spring 2021, with a full capacity of 94 MW. Until then other complementary constructions are needed, just like turbine connection to the grid and other unfinished works. The total annual generated electricity will amount to 300 GWh, which will power around 160,000 households every year with clean energy.