ORLEN Group has agreed to purchase three wind farms in the Wielkopolska region totaling 142 MW from EDP Renewables Polska. The transaction is being called one of the most significant in Poland’s renewable energy market, and once complete, ORLEN will have an approximate total renewable capacity of 900 MW.
“Our extensive acquisition experience and operational scale allow us to effectively carry out transactions of this type. Our consistent investments in this segment aim to offer clean and competitively priced energy to our customers,” said Daniel Obajtek, CEO and President of the ORLEN Management Board. “The three wind farms to be acquired are not only among the most modern in the country, but are also characterized by a great location, ensuring high winds, which guarantees a high degree of utilization of the installed capacity.”
The three wind farms, located near Dobrzyca, Ujazd, and Dominowo, are powered by 4.2 MW turbines and can supply clean energy for up to 240,000 households. The purchase agreement also includes the option for PV development, which would increase ORLEN’s generation capacity by nearly 159 MW.
By 2030, ORLEN aims to have a renewable capacity totaling 9 GW, encompassing offshore and onshore wind farms, PV, and biogas- and biomethane-power-generation units. ORLEN also plans to produce energy by utilizing small modular nuclear reactors. In total, the company is planning to invest nearly $30 billion USD in green investments by the end of the decade.