21 Jan 2011 09:01:22
RWE Innogy commissions Polish wind farms
RWE Innogy has commissioned its new wind farms—Piecki and Tychowo—in Poland.
The Piecki wind farm in the northeast of Poland was developed and built by Gamesa. The 16 wind turbines (G90-2.0MW) have an installed capacity of 32 MW. RWE Innogy acquired the project together with energy utility HSE, based in Darmstadt, which owns a minority share of 49%. The Tychowo wind farm, located in western Pomerania, has an installed capacity of about 35MW and consists of 15 Siemens turbines (SWT-2.3-93) each with a capacity of 2.3 MW.
Filip Thon, CEO of RWE Polska, said these two new RWE investments will more than double the group's wind capacity in Poland.
With Piecki and Tychowo, RWE Innogy now operates three wind farms in Poland. Together with the Suwalki wind farm, the company has an onshore wind portfolio of over 108 MW in the country.
According to the Polish wind energy association, almost 1,100 MW of wind power had been installed in Poland by September 2010. The Polish government intends to grow the installed capacity to 6,100 MW by 2020.