RWE has revealed its major investment plans in renewable energy business in Poland.
RWE has commenced operation of the Rozdrazew onshore wind farm with a capacity of 16.8 megawatts (MW) in Poland.
Seven wind turbines have the capacity to generate enough green electricity to meet the needs of more than 27,000 households. Rozdrazew is RWE’s 16th wind farm in Poland – the company has an installed capacity of 410 MW in this country.
“With our three wind farms scheduled to be commercially operational this year, we are strengthening our position in the renewable energy sector in Poland,” says Wojciech Borkowski, Head of Construction Cluster Poland at RWE Renewables.
RWE is building another wind farm in the west of Poland, about 100 kilometers from Szczecin in Mieszkowice commune. Two wind turbines are expected to generate enough green electricity in about a year to supply the annual needs of another 8,800 households with green electricity.
The company has won a 15-year bilateral Contract for Difference (CfD) from the government for the 7-megawatt Wierzchlas project.
Next to the Wierzchlas wind farm, which is currently under construction, the Dolice (48 MW) and Lech Nowy Staw III (12 MW) farms are also waiting for their licenses.
In addition, RWE will start construction of the onshore project Znin (48 MW) in 2022.
RWE is diversifying its renewables portfolio by investing in photovoltaic projects. In 2022 and 2023, the company plans to build new solar projects with a capacity of more than 80 MW. RWE in Poland is also active in the offshore area. The company is at an advanced stage of preparation for the construction of the 350 MW FEW Baltic II and is applying for the new concessions on Baltic sea.