This year, Statkraft Poland secured a portfolio of early-stage projects with a capacity of approximately 500 MW. In turn, the goal is to create a 1 GW portfolio of advanced projects by the end of 2030, said Statkraft’s country manager in Poland, Michał Smyk.
“In Poland, solar energy already accounts for more than half of the installed renewable energy capacity structure. The availability of technology and legal conditions allow for its further development. At Statkraft Poland, we take advantage of this trend. This year alone, we have secured a portfolio of early-stage projects with a capacity of approximately 500 MW, within which we will develop photovoltaic installations and energy storage. We have thus achieved our goal for 2023. We will significantly increase this number in the following years. Our goal is to create a technologically well-balanced 1 GW portfolio of advanced projects by the end of 2030,” said Smyk, quoted in the release.
Statkraft has been operating in Poland since 2018 in the renewable energy trading segment. The company offers physical and financial PPAs, as well as developing wind farm, solar farm and energy storage projects in Europe and around the world. In 2022, Statkraft opened an office in Warsaw, thus expanding the scope of local operations to include investments in renewable assets. The company is owned by the Norwegian state and has a credit rating of A by S&P.
Statkraft states that it is a leading hydropower company in the world and the largest renewable energy producer in Europe. The company produces hydro, wind and solar energy, also has flexible gas units and supplies district heating. Statkraft employs 5,300 people in 21 countries.