GE for modernization of Polish power infrastructure
September 2015 - GE has provided PGE with 16 of its 2.5-100 wind turbines to power the new Karwice Wind Farm, located 15 kilometers from Darłowo. The turbines have the capacity to produce a total power output of 40 MW, which could provide the equivalent power needed for 35,000 European homes. The wind farm cost €68.7 million, and was co-financed by EU.
As Marek Woszczyk said during opening ceremony, “Intensive development of renewable energy by Polish Energy Group is the part of strategy of gradually reaching diversification of our energy production sources. PGE thus modernizes the energy mix, and strengthens its leading position in renewable energy sources.”
This contract with PGE shows GE’s strong commitment to the development of Polish green energy. Adding wind power to Poland’s energy sector helps satisfy the country’s growing electricity demand and provides macroeconomic benefits, including security, investments, industrialization and the creation of innovative jobs, to the Polish economy.