RWE has started construction and installation of wind turbines at its 17th wind farm in Poland. The new onshore wind farm will be located near the town of Znin in Kujawsko-Pomorskie, about 260 kilometers east of Szczecin.
“The investment made by RWE is part of the direction the municipality and the entire region is taking towards green energy. We are installing photovoltaic systems on public buildings and encouraging residents to replace their heat sources,” says Robert Luchowski, the Mayor of Znin.
The park will have 16 wind turbines. RWE has secured support in the auction system (CfD, Contract for Difference) for the Znin project with a capacity of 48 megawatts (MW).
“At the beginning of 2023, the community of Znin will be able to watch the process of installation of wind turbines,” says Wojciech Borkowski, who is responsible for project implementation at RWE Renewables Poland.
The wind farm is scheduled to be commissioned in the fourth quarter of next year.
A few weeks ago, RWE commissioned its 16th Rozdrazew wind farm with a capacity of 16.8 MW. After fourteen months of construction, the seven turbines generate enough green power to meet the needs of more than 27,000 Polish households.
In western Poland, about 100 kilometers from Szczecin, in the municipality of Mieszkowice, RWE is building another wind farm: two wind turbines will produce enough green energy to meet the annual electricity needs of another 8,800 households. The Polish government has signed a 15-year CfD with the company for the 7 MW Wierzchlas project.
In addition to the Wierzchlas wind farm, the Dolice (48 MW) and Lech Nowy Staw III (12 MW) wind farms are also awaiting permits. RWE is diversifying its Polish renewable energy portfolio by investing in photovoltaic projects. RWE is also active in the offshore sector in Poland. The company is at an advanced stage of preparation for the construction of the 350 MW F.E.W. Baltic II project and has submitted applications for new permits in the Baltic Sea.