New €100-million wind farm launches in Poland

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German utility E.ON has opened a new wind-power farm at a cost of some €100 million near Poznań in Wielkopolska voivodship.

The Nekla wind park has a capacity of 52.5 MW and will deliver clean energy to up to 45,000 households in the region.

According to the company, this investment puts E.ON’s market share at roughly 10 percent which therefore places it among the top five wind power-generating firms in Poland.

“This makes E.ON one of the most important investors in the development of green power in the country,” reads a statement on the firm’s website.

Nekla is the biggest among the three wind farms E.ON has developed in Poland to date and accounts for half of the total €200 million the company has invested in the country since 2006.

“The country has excellent high wind-yield sites,” E.ON, which claims to have “other wind projects still in [their] development pipeline,” wrote in a statement.

The Nekla wind park’s 21 wind turbines were produced by General Electric.

“With its excellent wind conditions and favorable regulations, Poland is one of the most promising wind energy countries in Europe,” said Ricardo Cordoba, president of GE Energy Western Europe & North Africa.

Source: Warsaw Business Journal

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