The PGE Group has received a permit to build a 50 MW Kleszczów photovoltaic farm, which will be built in the Łódź Voivodeship by the end of 2024 on 50 ha of land belonging to the Kleszczów commune, the company announced.
“The construction of a 50 MW solar farm is currently one of the largest photovoltaic investments in the PGE Group. This year, we plan to build another 24 installations. These will be both one-megawatt power plants and farms with larger capacities. Their total capacity will be about 180 MW,” said Marcin Karlikowski, President of PGE Energia Odnawialna, quoted in the release.
The investment will be carried out by the special purpose vehicle PGE Soleo Kleszczów, in which, according to the joint venture agreement, PGE Energia Odnawialna and the Municipality of Kleszczów each hold 50% of shares. According to preliminary estimates, the farm’s average annual production will reach 53 GWh, which will meet the energy needs of approximately 25,000 households. households. PGE and PGE Energia Odnawialna and the Kleszczów Commune will implement the investment based on the auction system or through long-term electricity sales agreements (PPA), it was emphasized.
PGE Energia Odnawialna, a company belonging to the PGE capital group, is currently the largest producer of green energy in Poland. It has 20 wind farms, 29 hydropower plants, 4 pumped-storage power plants and 24 photovoltaic power plants. The total installed capacity of all facilities is 2,433.1 MW.