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Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas has received a 132 MW wind power order from Windfarm Polska III sp. z o.o., owned by Stadtwerke München (SWM), for the Jasna wind power project Pomorskie Voivodship, in northern Poland. Underlining the strong competitiveness of wind energy, the project was awarded at the Polish wind-solar energy auction held in November last year, which … Continue reading Wind energy in Poland: Vestas wind turbines for a wind farm

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Siemens Gamesa demonstrates its capabilities in Poland

First full-scope multibrand service contract signed in Europe for two wind farms in Poland with a total of 29 Vestas wind turbines. Long-term service and maintenance contract secured for 58MW with Polenergia Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) has secured its first full-scope contract for the service of turbines supplied by other Original Equipment Manufacturers (oOEM) … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa demonstrates its capabilities in Poland

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Poland’s new energy strategy to almost phase out onshore wind energy

Poland today revealed details of its draft energy strategy to 2040. It plans to increase its power capacity from 40 GW to 73 GW and expects the share of coal to fall from 80% of electricity consumption today to 60% by 2030. They plan to build 6-9 GW of new nuclear by 2043 and 10 … Continue reading Poland’s new energy strategy to almost phase out onshore wind energy

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Competitive prices in Polish onshore wind energy auction

The results of the first Polish onshore wind power auction were announced today. Prices came it at between €37 and €50/MWh according to Poland’s Energy Regulatory Office. 23 developers entered 31 successful bids for around 1 GW of capacity. WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson said: “These prices are extremely competitive. They’re lower than we’ve seen in … Continue reading Competitive prices in Polish onshore wind energy auction

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EDP Renewables is celebrating ten years of operations in Poland

EDP Renewables has been present on the Polish market for 10 years. The first wind farm constructed in our country was located in Margonin commune and remains up to now the biggest operating wind farm in Poland. EDP Renewables (Euronext: EDPR), the world’s leading producer of renewable energy and one of the biggest global producers … Continue reading EDP Renewables is celebrating ten years of operations in Poland

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Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

Poland marked its return to wind energy today with the announcement of ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035. It came as Poland opened a 1 GW onshore wind auction on 5 November. Polish State Secretary for Energy, Grzegorz Tobiszowski, today announced plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by … Continue reading Poland makes wind energy comeback with commitment to develop 8 GW of offshore wind power and ongoing 1 GW onshore wind turbines auction

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Poland shifts on wind power ahead of climate meeting

Restrictive legislation introduced by Poland’s right-wing government in 2016 threw a spanner into the works for onshore wind energy, but the easing of some measures now promises to get the sector spinning. The change comes ahead of the COP24 World Climate Conference that opens December 2 in the southern Polish city of Katowice, a coal … Continue reading Poland shifts on wind power ahead of climate meeting

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Polish wind energy back in the spotlight after local elections

Wind energy continues breaking new ground in Poland. After a dormant period, things are looking up for the dynamic development of onshore and offshore renewables in the country. This year has already seen a double-first in Poland: last summer, Mercedes Benz announced it would buy electricity generated at the 45 MW Taczalin wind farm to power … Continue reading Polish wind energy back in the spotlight after local elections

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WindEurope presses the case for offshore wind energy in Poland at Krynica Economic Forum

WindEurope was speaking with Michael Simmelsgaard, Head of Offshore Wind at Vattenfall, and Zbigniew Gryglas, chair the offshore wind energy committee in Polish Parliament, as well as representatives of the Lithuanian and Polish Transmission System Operators. All insisted on the strong fundamentals that will drive the deployment of offshore wind turbins in the Baltic. With … Continue reading WindEurope presses the case for offshore wind energy in Poland at Krynica Economic Forum

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Winergy is seeking financing to construct a 101 MW onshore wind farm in Poland

Winergy has signed a conditional construction contract with building firm Erbud, although work is unable to start until Winergy acquires financing, according to a statement from Erbud on Friday. Erbud would have 51 weeks to complete the Potegowo Wschod wind farm once construction starts, it said. Potegowo could be the first major wind farm constructed … Continue reading Winergy is seeking financing to construct a 101 MW onshore wind farm in Poland

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Mercedes Benz has announced Europe’s first automotive PPA with a Polish wind farm

It is also the first such deal signed in Poland. Mercedes Benz will buy electricity generated at the 45MW wind farm to power its manufacturing facility in Jawor, 10km away from the wind farm. The longer-term goal is to source all of its power needs from renewables. The Taczalin wind farm has been operational since … Continue reading Mercedes Benz has announced Europe’s first automotive PPA with a Polish wind farm

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WindEurope pledges support for Polish transition from coal

Poland has been the site of increasing activity for the wind industry. The Polish parliament has started debating legislation that will reverse the real estate tax and facilitate a 1,000 MW onshore auction by the end of 2018, while the Polish TSO recently announced that the Polish grid could accommodate 4 GW offshore wind by … Continue reading WindEurope pledges support for Polish transition from coal

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Poland’s largest power provider abandons nuclear project for Baltic Sea wind power

Poland’s largest power group PGE has abandoned its leading role in plans to build the country’s first nuclear power station as it focuses on new wind farms in the Baltic Sea. State-controlled PGE announced a nearly $10 billion offshore wind project in March but has also been responsible for the nuclear project. Both plans are … Continue reading Poland’s largest power provider abandons nuclear project for Baltic Sea wind power

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Ambitious 8 GW of offshore wind planned that will put Poland back on wind energy map

State-owned Polish Transmission System Operator, PSE, has said that as much as 8 GW of offshore wind capacity could be installed in Poland. PSE President Eryk K?osowski said that 4 GW of offshore wind could be installed in the Polish Baltic Sea by 2026/27 with up to 8 GW in the longer term. Poland has … Continue reading Ambitious 8 GW of offshore wind planned that will put Poland back on wind energy map

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PKN considers building offshore wind farm

Poland’s state-run oil refiner PKN Orlen is considering building an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea, the company said on Thursday. Most of the electricity generated in Poland comes from coal. Strict regulations introduced by the Law and Justice (PiS) government in the past two years have stopped new investment in wind farms. But … Continue reading PKN considers building offshore wind farm

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Statoil enters offshore wind ebnergy in Poland

Statoil has signed an agreement with Polenergia to acquire a 50 % interest in the two early phase offshore wind development projects in Poland, Ba?tyk ?rodkowy III (BSIII) and Ba?tyk ?rodkowy II (BSII). The two projects have a planned capacity of 1200 MW with the potential to power more than 2 million Polish households. Statoil … Continue reading Statoil enters offshore wind ebnergy in Poland

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Siemens Gamesa to provide service for a total of 55 turbines at four innogy wind farms in Poland

Siemens Gamesa will provide service to Polish onshore wind farms of innogy SE, one of the major operators of onshore wind farms in Europe. Via its subsidiary innogy Renewables Polska, the company has signed four agreements with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to cover service and maintenance for 55 of its wind turbines. The turbines with … Continue reading Siemens Gamesa to provide service for a total of 55 turbines at four innogy wind farms in Poland

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Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

The European Forum for Renewable Energy Sources (EUFORES) has stepped up its lobbying of the Baltic States’ governments to expedite their development of offshore wind. EUFORES is a cross-party network of members of the European Parliament and the legislatures of individual EU member states. EUFORES’ president, Claude Turmes, who is also an MEP, signed a … Continue reading Baltics urged to expedite offshore wind energy

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Wind energy industry calls on European Commission to scrutinise new Polish wind energy law

The wind energy industry is calling on the European Commission to look closely at Poland’s proposed law to restrict the siting of wind farms. Under the new legislation, which was passed by Poland’s lower house last week, wind farms would have to be built a minimum distance from residential areas of at least 10 times … Continue reading Wind energy industry calls on European Commission to scrutinise new Polish wind energy law

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Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

The European wind industry will descend on Warsaw today to make the economic arguments for wind power in a market that faces increasing uncertainty. The Wind Power Poland 2016 event is organised by the Polish Wind Energy Association and is supported by EWEA. GE and Vestas are headlining as the two event ambassadors. Poland’s wind … Continue reading Industry stands together to make economic case for wind energy in Poland

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