EDF Renewables has finalized the purchase of its first 50 MW battery energy storage project in Poland, the company announced. This acquisition makes EDF Renewables one of the first companies developing this technology in the country, it was emphasized.
Construction of the energy storage facility will begin in mid-2024, and its commissioning is planned for early 2026. In mid-December, the project was also successful in the T5 auction organized by PSE, thanks to which the assets secured a power contract for 17 years, it was reported.
“I am glad that we have finalized this purchase and are one of the first companies in Poland to implement an energy storage project. This is another step confirming EDF Renewables’ ambitions to develop in our country and contribute to the achievement of Poland’s goals in the field of renewable energy development. The acquisition also contributes to achieving the EDF group’s goal of being the market leader in Europe with an additional 10 GW of energy storage capacity by 2035,” said Alicja Chilińska-Zawadzka, general director of EDF Renewables Polska, quoted in the release.
The purchase of the project complements the existing assets of EDF Renewables in our country. The company, which has been operating in Poland for 12 years, is the operator of 5 onshore wind farms in the Lubusz and Pomeranian Voivodeships. In the development phase, it has further projects related to wind energy, solar energy and energy storage with a total capacity of approximately 1 GW, it is also stated in the material.
EDF Renewables is an international energy company that develops, builds and operates power plants that generate energy from renewable sources. The company has a net installed capacity in wind and solar farms of 11.4 GW (18.5 GW gross) worldwide.