Windmill Act: Global corporations operating in Poland: Google, Mercedes, IKEA, Amazon, as well as the Metallurgical Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Association of Cement Producers, the Polish Chamber of Motorization and Cement Ożarów appealed to the prime minister and the parliament to use the potential of green energy by not increasing the minimum distance of wind farms from buildings from 500 to 700 meters, according to the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA)
PKN Orlen: No location permits for PKN Orlen for further wind farms in the Baltic Sea under the so-called of the second phase (after 2030), in five proceedings settled so far, does not change the company’s plans for the development of offshore wind energy in any way, assured Armen Artwich, board member for corporate affairs.
PKN Orlen: Lotos Petrobaltic, a company belonging to the Orlen Group, has equipped the first ship in Poland with a drilling system allowing for geological and engineering research at a depth of up to 120 meters. This means that the Orlen Group will be able to conduct seabed research for the needs of wind energy, both as part of its own projects and for external entities. The ship will start its first commercial works in Lithuanian waters in the first quarter of 2023.
PunkPirates: The company has registered changes in the statutes providing for the change of the name to Raen and the scope of activity to the Energy Tech sector, the company announced. It will now run activities related to, among others, with the generation of energy from sustainable and renewable sources, increasing energy efficiency, building automation, development of devices and software used in the energy sector.
Arctic Paper: If the minimum distance between wind turbines and residential buildings is increased from 500 to 700 meters in the so-called of the wind farm act, Arctic Paper may be forced to modify its planned investment projects in onshore wind energy, informed Michał Jarczyński. The correction may consist in reducing the number of planned turbines, but increasing their power and height.
Enea: A consortium of banks: PKO BP, Alior Bank, Bank of China (Europe) Branch in Poland, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego and Bank Pekao provided financing to the Enea group in the amount of PLN 2.5 billion, including for the development of RES, PKO BP reported.
CONTRACTS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS
Tauron: Over 60,000 solar panels have already been installed on the construction site of the photovoltaic farm in Mysłowice. photovoltaic panels (73%), and the assembly of steel structures has reached an advancement of 97%. The farm in Mysłowice will be Tauron’s largest solar power plant with a target capacity of 100 MW. In the first stage, it is planned to launch 37 MW, and energy will flow from here this year.
Erato Energy: The commune of Żarnów chose the company’s offer, worth PLN 7.92 million gross, as the most advantageous in the public procurement procedure “Installation of RES installations in the communes of Żarnów and Paradyż” in the design and build formula (part I). The order concerns 504 photovoltaic installations for households, with a deadline of 5 months from the conclusion of the contract.
GoldenPeaks Capital: A company specializing in the construction and operation of photovoltaic systems with a strong focus on Eastern Europe, successfully implemented its Foxtrot and Gamma photovoltaic projects in 15 different regions of Poland with a total capacity of 176 MW. The construction of the two projects “Foxtrot” and “Gamma”, which began in early 2022, has been largely completed, with final commissioning expected in the next 4 months.
Photon Energy: Photon Energy Engineering Romania – a Romanian company from the Photon Energy group, dealing with the design and construction of photovoltaic installations – has completed and connected to the grid Romania’s first own photovoltaic power plant with a capacity of 5.7 MWp, located in the municipality of Siria, the company announced.