RWE AG (RWE), Germany’s second-biggest utility, will build a 60 million euro ($78 Million) wind farm in Poland using turbines made by Suzlon Energy Ltd. (SUEL)’s Repower Systems SE unit, adding to its wind operations in the country.
The development near the city of Gdansk will produce enough power for more than 50,000 homes a year when completed, potentially in early 2013, the utility’s renewables unit RWE Innogy GmbH said today in a statement on its website.
The 39-megawatt project in Nowy Staw, northern Poland, will use 19 Repower turbines, according to the statement. RWE Innogy plans to build 50 megawatts of wind a year in Poland to reach 300 megawatts by 2015, it said. It operates 108 megawatts now.
The project is RWE Innogy’s fourth in Poland as the nation lures investors such as EON AG and CEZ AS by offering clean power incentives through a green certificate program to bolster alternative energy. Poland may install as much as 13 gigawatts of wind power by 2020, the Polish Wind Energy Association says.
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