Polish utility Tauron Polska Energia SA (WSE:TPE) said on Tuesday it has started works on a 58.5-MW wind project in Mierzyn, the West Pomeranian province.
Tauron purchased the project in June and plans to complete it by the end of 2024, said Wojciech Wieclawek, CEO of Tauron's renewable energy arm Tauron Zielona Energia. The farm will have 15 turbines, which will supply electricity for the needs of over 68,000 households.
Onshore wind turbines are one of the cheapest but also the most effective generation units, hence by 2025 the company plans to install 0.7 GW of onshore wind energy, Tauron CEO Paweł Szczeszek said in a press release.
Mierzyn is the second largest project of the Tauron group, which already operates 11 wind farms where 200 turbines generate environmentally friendly electricity with a total capacity of 416 MW. Four more installations are also under construction.
Tauron's strategy envisages doubling its wind assets by 2025, while in 2030 the group plans to have 1.1 GW in wind generation. At the same time, it foresees reaching 1.4 GW of solar capacity in the period. By the end of the decade the group projects 3.7 GW of installed capacity in wind, photovoltaic and hydropower, which will account for some 80% of its production mix.
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