GE Wind powers polish developers commission new wind farm
Warsaw, Poland - Polish wind energy developers KSM Energia Sp. Z o. o. and Renpro Sp. z o. o. have officially commissioned their Żeńsko wind farm near the municipality of Krzęcin in northwestern Poland.
Powered by three 2.5-100 wind turbines supplied by GE, the new project may help Poland expand its renewable energy production and will contribute to the country’s increasing energy independence. KSM Energia Sp. z o. o., owner of the project, developed the wind farm with the supervision by its majority shareholder, Renpro Sp. z o. o. Grzegorz Małaszuk, KSM Energia chairman, said: “The opening of the Żeńsko wind farm is a very important step in the development of both KSM Energia and Renpro companies. We believe the project contributes to the development of the Krzęcin municipality and also supports the national commitment to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.”
Norbert Kiderys, Renpro’s chairman, commented: “The Żeńsko project was developed by Polish companies and is a significant step toward increasing the region’s wind energy capacity, helping Poland move toward the E.U. requirement of having 15 percent of the country’s total energy supplied by renewable resources by 2020. We hope to continue cooperating with GE as we move forward to develop additional wind projects.” In addition to supplying the wind turbines, GE has a 10-year full service agreement with KSM Energia Sp. Z o. o. to help ensure the Żeńsko wind farm continues to operate at optimal levels of availability and efficiency.
The 7.5-MW Żeńsko project is the second in Poland to feature GE’s multi-megawatt technology, following the 21-unit Nekla wind park that entered service in the Wielkopolska region last year. More than 550 of GE’s 2.5-class wind turbines have been deployed worldwide, including more than 400 for projects across Europe.