Akuo Completes Financing of 132 MW Wind Power in Poland
- Feb 22, 2020 5:17 pm GMT
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Independent global renewable energy power producer and developer Akuo announced the completion of the financing of three wind power projects in Poland in partnership with Mirova Eurofideme 4, a fund managed by Mirova Natixis. With a capacity of 132 MW, the three power plants will have a total of 53 turbines supplied by manufacturer Vestas and will be operated by Akuos local teams. Construction is contracted to the local subsidiary of Aldesa. These are Akuos first projects in Poland and will supplement the Groups network in Central Eastern Europe (Croatia, Montenegro and Bulgaria in particular).
Developed over a number of years, these projects won the tender launched by the Polish government in late 2018. Beyond its desire to reduce its dependence on imported fossil energy, the Polish government is intensifying its efforts in the field of renewable energy in order to achieve the minimum threshold of 15% of renewable energy in its end consumption of energy by 2020, in accordance with the National Renewable Energy Action Plan. Within the framework of the countrys energy policy through to 2040, the government is targeting a 60% reduction in the share of coal in its electricity production by 2030 and an increase in the proportion of renewable energy to 27% by 2040.
These projects are expected to become operational in 2021, following which the wind farms will produce 100% green energy that will meet the electricity requirements of more than 200,000 Polish homes whilst avoiding the emission of over 300,000 metric tons of CO2 per year.