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Statkraft and Better Energy expand Poland partnership with 3 additional solar farms

Danish clean energy company Better Energy announced last Thursday (8 February) that it has agreed on a new partnership with Norwegian state-owned clean energy company Statkraft for the acquisition of three additional solar farms in Poland.

Under a new set of Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Statkraft is set to purchase green energy from Better Energy’s Krapkowice solar park for 10 years. The company will also be responsible for market access for Better Energy’s Helenowo and Nidzica solar farms.

In 2023, Statkraft signed a 10-year PPA on Better Energy’s Krapkowice solar park to offtake 20 GWh of renewable energy. Now grid-connected, the park has the capacity to generate 30 GWh of renewable energy annually, equivalent to the green electricity needed to power 14,000 Polish households.

“Statkraft is passionate about driving the renewable energy shift across Europe. We are therefore very happy that we could contribute to the energy transition of Poland together with Better Energy,” said Pieter Schipper, Vice President of Northwestern European & US Origination at Statkraft.

Additionally, Statkraft has a market access agreement for two other Better Energy solar farms, Helenowo and Nidzica, which are already grid-connected and have annual production capacities of 74 GWh and 75 GWh, respectively.

“The expansion of our comprehensive partnership with Statkraft, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, is an important step forward for Better Energy in Poland and great news for the Polish energy transition,” said Mikkel Thorup, Director of PPAs at Better Energy. “PPAs are seen as an important tool for increasing renewable energy production in Poland, reducing the country’s dependence on fossil fuels, while providing companies with the opportunity to purchase affordable green energy.”

The partnership between both companies began in 2021 with a PPA on the Resko solar park, which has an expected annual production capacity of 40 GWh. Now, the cooperation between the two companies encompasses four solar farms, enabling Statkraft to offtake 150 GWh of green energy from Better Energy solar farms.

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