innogy breaks ground on 47.5MW Dolice wind farm in Poland

WCN Editorial Team 11 Mar 2020 EUROPE ENERGY & UTILITIES

German energy company innogy has commenced construction on the 47.5MW Dolice wind farm in West Pomerania province, Poland.

Planned to enter service by the end of 2020, the Dolice wind park will feature 19 units of Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy’s SG 2.5-114 turbines.

Innogy said it is also constructing the 33MW Zukowice wind farm in Lower Silesia. The project, which will feature 11 Nordex-built wind turbines, is scheduled to be commissioned in June 2020.

Two wind farms, Dolice and Zukowice, are expected to entail an investment of €101m.

The German company won the Dolice scheme in a Polish tender launched in 2018 for large-scale onshore wind capacity.

innogy onshore & solar senior vice-president Katja Wünschel said: “We are pleased that construction has started of Dolice, our tenth onshore wind farm in Poland.

“Together with Zukowice we have more than 80 megawatts under construction, which is the result of our successful participation in the first Polish Onshore auction for big installations.

“The Polish market offers many excellent wind and solar locations, the possibility to take part in auctions or to carry out climate protection projects under market conditions. We are looking forward to further sustainable investment opportunities to support Poland’s energy transition.”

Last year, Asahi Breweries Europe Group unit Kompania Piwowarska signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with innogy, as part of its plan to use 100% renewable electricity for its operations.

As per the PPA, innogy will sell power generated by Nowy Staw wind farm in Poland to Kompania Piwowarska to power its three Polish breweries.

Innogy currently operates eight onshore wind farms with a combined power generation capacity of more than 240MW in Poland.

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Construction started on the Dolice wind project in Poland. (Credit: innogy)

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