14 MW wind farm opens in Poland

July 2, 2012 at 10:40 AM

ESSEN, Germany, July 2 (UPI) -- The chairman of the RWE Innogy said his company aims to expand its wind energy portfolio in Poland to around 300 megawatts of capacity by 2015.

RWE Innogy announced Monday it started operations at the onshore Krzecin wind farm in Poland. The commissioning of the 14-megawatt wind farm brings the company's total wind energy capacity in Poland to 122 MW.

"Onshore wind power makes a significant contribution to the expansion of renewable energies in Poland, not least as a result of the excellent wind power locations and the attractive business environment," said RWE Innogy's Chief Executive Officer Hans Bunting in a statement. "We also want to invest in the expansion of wind energy in Poland, operating some 300 megawatts of capacity by 2015."

RWE Innogy operates four onshore wind farms in Poland. A 39 MW wind farm is under construction and should go into service early next year.

The company said there's enough wind power at the Krzecin wind farm to meet the energy demands of 15,000 households and avoid around 30,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year.

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