Tauron Polska Energia has started the process of pouring the foundations for the infrastructure of the Mierzyn wind farm in the Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship, the company announced. The installation will consist of 15 wind turbines with a total capacity of 58.5 MW.
“Onshore wind turbines are one of the cheapest, but also the most effective generation units, hence their special place in Tauron’s green portfolio. By 2025, we want to install 0.7 GW in onshore technology,” said CEO Paweł Szczeszek, quoted in the release.
The Mierzyn wind farm is the second largest project of the Tauron Group, which currently has 11 wind farms. These are installations in Majewo, Piotrków, Zagórze, Wicko, Marszewo, Lipniki, Śniatowo, Mogilno, Inowrocław, Dobrzyń and Gołdap, where 200 turbines generate electricity with a total capacity of 416 MW. Four more installations of this type are also under construction.
“Tauron bought the Mierzyn wind farm project in the West Pomeranian Voivodeship in June last year. Thanks to the implementation of this investment, the Group will increase its green capacity by almost 60 MW. The construction of the Mierzyn wind farm, in accordance with the adopted assumptions, will be completed by the end of 2024,” added Wojciech Więcławek, President of the Management Board of Tauron Zielona Energia.
In 2025, the Tauron Group plans to have 1,600 MW installed in wind, photovoltaic and hydro power plants, and in 2030, 3,700 MW. This will account for approximately 80% of the group’s entire production mix.
In the wind energy sector alone, Tauron wants to double its assets by 2025, and in 2030 it plans to have 1,100 MW at its disposal. At the same time, the group will develop photovoltaic farm projects – by 2025 it will increase its capacity to 700 MW, and in 2030 to 1,400 MW.
Tauron Polska Energia is a holding company in a capital group that deals with coal mining, generation, distribution and sale of electricity and heat. The Tauron Group covers 18% of the country and is the largest energy distributor in Poland and one of the largest economic entities in the country. The company had an estimated revenue of PLN 37.83 billion (including compensation) in 2022.