RWE has expanded its green portfolio in Poland after bagging Contracts for Difference for solar projects with a total capacity of 66MW from the Polish Energy Regulatory Office. The German developer’s winning portfolio consists of small and medium PV projects with varying construction timelines.
Most of the sites are scheduled for construction in 2024, and are located in Warmińsko-Mazurskie, Wielkopolskie, Łódzkie and Dolnośląskie provinces. Many of the projects were developed by the Polish company Alpha Solar, which RWE acquired in 2022.
“Poland is one of our core growth markets and offers excellent locations for both wind and solar power,” said RWE Renewables Europe & Australia chief executive Katja Wünschel. We are seeing a steady development of renewable energy plants and are determined to contribute to Poland’s energy transition. With our recent auction successes, we are further expanding our strong position in onshore wind and taking another step towards developing a significant solar portfolio in Poland.”
Head of development for onshore wind and solar at RWE Renewables Poland Agnieszka Wojnarowska added: “Our success in these tenders strengthens our position as a leading renewables company and allows us to secure part of our revenue stream long-term. RWE has been an active investor in Poland for more than 15 years. We offer favourable conditions and transparent collaboration making us a long-term and stable partner.”
RWE already has photovoltaic farms with an installed capacity of more than 32MW in operation in Poland, located in Zachodniopomorskie, Wielkopolskie and Podlaskie provinces, and is planning further investments, expanding into other provinces. It has PV plants with more than 100MW under construction in Poland.