Acciona puts its first Polish wind farm into service

Acciona Energy has grid connected its first wind farm in Poland. The wind farm is located in the municipality of Golice (Lubuskie province) in the west of the country, and consists of nineteen 2 MW wind turbines.

The project received matched funding from the Cohesion Fund of the European Union. It represents a total investment of around € 57 million.
The Polish wind power sector has shown strong growth in recent years. In 2010, installed wind power capacity in the country increased by 53 % to reach an accumulated figure of 1,107 MW. This trend continued in 2011 and will enable Poland to reach a figure of between 10,500 and 12,500 MW in operation by 2020, according to European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) forecasts. In 2012, Acciona will build another wind farm in Poland: Gostyn, with an installed capacity of 33 MW. It will be located in the municipality of Krobia (district of Gostyn), also in the west of the country.

Poland is the thirteenth country where Acciona owns and operates wind farms. There are another six in Europe: Spain, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Greece and Hungary; three in America: the USA, Mexico and Canada; two in Asia–India and South Korea and one in Australia. The company has also recently been awarded the construction of a wind farm in Costa Rica.