Suzlon Group-subsidiary, REpower Systems SE announced its largest order to-date in Poland with the 39 MW Nowy Staw project, near the city of Gdansk. The wind farm will be RWE Innogy’s fourth in Poland.The 19 REpower MM92 – 2.05 MW wind turbines will be built over an area of 15 square kilometres, and are scheduled for commissioning in early 2013. The project has the potential to generate enough power to meet the needs of more than 50,000 homes every year.
Speaking on the project, Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt, CEO of RWE Innogy said: “With Nowy Staw we are expanding our wind portfolio in Poland by almost 40 MW. This will bring us a great step closer to our goal of adding 50 MW of wind capacity in Poland every year until 2015. Our Polish wind pipeline is well filled. All in all, Innogy plans to have around 300 MW in operation in Poland by 2015.”
Mr. Andreas Nauen, CEO of REpower Systems SE, commented: “With Nowy Staw we are implementing our largest project in Poland so far. The site in the north of the country with its average wind velocities is optimally suited to accommodate the REpower MM92 turbines. To date, we have installed more than 2,000 plants of the MM series all over the world. We are delighted that RWE Innogy has put its trust in our proven technology and has once again chosen REpower as supplier.”
Electricity generation from renewable sources is currently supported via a system of renewable energy obligations and ‘green certificates’ in Poland. Electricity suppliers are obliged to offer a certain percentage of the energy fed into the grid from renewables, they can comply with this obligation by acquiring additional ‘green certificates’.