GE to develop 120 MW wind farm in Poland

GE is planning to supply Lewandpol with 27 GE 2.5-103 megawatt of wind turbines for the 120MW Galicja Wind Farm in Poland.

Galicja will be one of the country’s largest wind farms and GE’s first wind farm in Poland.

Construction of ten wind turbines are currently going on with another 17 planned to begin construction in 2015.

Once the operation begins, the farm located in Podkarpackie region is expected to generate enough energy to power 52,000 homes for a year.

GE will ship the turbines from its manufacturing facility in Salzbergen, Germany, and the wind farm is expected to begin commercial operation by the end of 2015.

The agreement highlights GE’s commitment to Poland’s wind energy development.

According to the GWEC’s Global wind report, in 2013 Poland installed 894 MW of wind capacity reaching eighth highest position in the world in terms of annual wind capacity growth.

At the end of 2013, Poland’s total installed capacity was 3.4 gigawatts.

Under its current energy policy, the Polish government predicts additional wind growth reaching up to 13 GW by 2030 and 21 GW by 2050.

According to experts, Poland has huge potential for wind energy with an increasing electricity demand at 0.9 percent per year and needs to invest in modern, low- emission energy sources.

The site will have round-the-clock remote monitoring and diagnostics through GE’s global wind monitoring center in Salzbergen, which monitor wind turbines in Europe and Asia 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Sabeena Wahid