wpd can record further success in the marketing of wind power in Poland. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was concluded with ENGIE Zielona Energia Sp. z o.o., a wholly owned subsidiary of the French energy supply group ENGIE SA.
The PPA was signed between the project companies of wpd’s own onshore wind farms “Jarocin Kozmin” and “Słupca-Kołaczkowo” and the Polish ENGIE subsidiary. The agreement is a so-called offsite PPA with physical delivery of electricity, covering 100 % of the projects’ electricity generation, i.e. more than 900 GWh over the lifetime of the agreement.
The two wpd wind farms will be built in the western centre of Poland, in the Wielkopolskie voivodeship. The project “Jarocin Kozmin” is located approx. 11 km southeast of the city of Jarocin and consists of 17 wind turbines (WTG) of the type GE 2.5-120 with a hub height of 120 m and will have a capacity of 42.5 MW. The construction work for the project started in Q1/2020 and the commissioning of the first WTG is expected in Q3/2020.
The same applies to the project “Słupca-Kołaczkowo” located about 60 km east of the city of Poznan, which will consist of 15 wind turbines of the type Vestas 3.0-117 with a hub height of 141 m and an installed capacity of 45 MW. The combined annual energy generated in both projects corresponds to the annual demand of about 100,000 households.
“We at ENGIE are committed to looking for new ways to expand our portfolio management of sustainable energies with innovative solutions. Our success proves us right”, says Piotr Rogóż, CEO at ENGIE Zielona Energia. “We are delighted wpd has chosen ENGIE as a partner. Both wpd’s position and expertise in RES production as well as our experience in RES portfolio management paved the way to build a long-term and successful cooperation.”
“The recent conclusion of a PPA with a well-known company as a partner confirms our commitment, not only to the Polish market for green electricity, but also in the area of direct electricity marketing,” adds Wilko Smidt, responsible for PPAs at wpd onshore. “wpd is ready for more cooperations of this kind to further support the energy turnaround.”
About wpd AG
wpd AG develops and operates onshore and offshore wind farms and solar parks, and is actively engaged in 25 countries around the world; the head office is in Bremen. The German company has already realized wind energy projects with around 2,270 wind turbines and an output of 4,720 MW, and is planning further projects with a total of 11,300 MW onshore, 7,400 MW offshore and 1,150 MWp solar energy.
About ENGIE & ENGIE Zielona Energia
ENGIE is a global energy company, a leading provider of electricity, natural gas, and energy services. With 171.100 employees in more than 70 countries worldwide, ENGIE achieved revenue of over €60 billion in 2019. ENGIE is committed to being a leader in the energy transition. The group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. ENGIE’s purpose is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions, reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. The company relies on its businesses to offer competitive solutions to its customers and is a community of Imaginative Builders, committed to more harmonious progress. The ENGIE Group operates on the Polish market for over 20 years in four main business areas – renewable energy, electricity and gas sales, technical facility management and heat engineering.
ENGIE Zielona Energia is one of ENGIE’s entities located in Poland in Katowice. The company is active in the areas of: operations and development of Renewable Energy Sources (own and operate ca 140 MW of wind and 9 MW of solar energy, with another expected to be up and running in 2021). It sales energy, gas and PV installations to domestic business customers and also offers commercial services for renewable energy producers and acts on the commodity markets (energy, gas, green certificates, GO’s and assets portfolio optimization).