GE Renewable Energy has announced that it will provide 81 onshore wind turbines to power the 220 MW Potegowo Wind Project in Slupsk County, Northern Poland, the first project between GE Renewable Energy and Potegowo Mashav Sp Z OO.
Once commissioned, GE Renewable Energy will increase its installed base in Poland to 800 MW. The company currently has an installed base of 580 MW in the country. The wind farm will be powered by 81 GE 2 MW onshore wind turbines, divided into four sub-projects. These sub-projects are Biecino, with five units already in the process of being installed; Karzcino and Wrzescie, with 13 units; Gluszynko, with 20 unit; and Malechowo, with 43 units.
The 220 MW wind farm is expected to help save 480,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year. All turbines will be manufactured at GE Renewable Energy’s site in Salzbergen, Germany. GE will also provide a five-year Full Service Agreement (FSA) offering data-driven insights, expert recommendations, and advanced field services.
“Poland’s wind industry is vibrant and will continue to thrive, as the upcoming auctions offer promising opportunities to continue supporting the country’s National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) on its path towards decarbonisation” said Peter Wells, Onshore Wind CEO for Europe and SSA at GE Renewable Energy.
Tomer Eizenberg, CEO of Mashav Energia added that the wind farm is a significant milestone in the company’s wind farm investment programme, having won the Polish government tender in November 2018 for the supply of 220 MW of wind generated energy to the Polish electricity network.
The project is backed by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is the first renewables investment in Poland in the past three years. The Potegowo wind farm is expected to help save 480,000 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions per year.