The 186MW Dunowo wind farm in Poland has now been made fully operational by German energy provider Enertrag.
The facility, which consists of the Dargikowo and Karlino wind farms, is situated in northwest Poland, close to Koszalin.
An official opening ceremony was held after several commissioning phases over the course of this year, and participants included representatives of neighbourhood organisations, project partners, landowners, grid operators, and investors.
One of Poland’s largest operating renewable energy plants is made up of the two sub-wind farms.
The Karlino wind field will have 16 turbines with a capacity of 53MW, while the Dargikowo wind field has 43 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 133MW.
“I am proud of the dedicated work of our Polish colleagues, who successfully guided the project through the sometimes very lengthy administrative procedures and commissioned it on time despite pandemic-related restrictions and disrupted supply chains,” said Gunar Hering, Enertrag CEO.
“We are pleased to be able to make a major contribution to Poland’s energy transition and energy independence.
“Now we are looking together at the challenges ahead, as the Polish market still offers great potential in both wind power and PtX projects.”
The Dunowo substation of the Polish transmission system operator PSE receives energy from both subprojects.
There is a total capacity of 250MW, providing the opportunity to link more projects.
Enertrag and Orange Polska, a Polish telecommunications firm, have reached an agreement on a long-term PPA to provide the organization’s infrastructure in Poland with climate-neutral power from a 36MW wind farm that Enertrag is developing and constructing as an addition to the Dunowo project.