Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG) today announced its acquisition of a 25.3 MW onshore wind farm in Jozwin from Vortex Energy Poland and Max Bögl International SE. The project is located in Western Poland, approximately 3km north of the village of Jozwin and 200km west of Warsaw.
The Jozwin wind farm comprises of 9 GE turbines and has been operating for nearly 5 years. The project helps avoid 42kt CO2e in greenhouse gas emissions every year.
Poland is the largest electricity market in Central Eastern Europe, but has historically had one of the lowest shares of renewable energy in its electricity generation mix in that part of Europe. Currently, its electricity demand is predominantly met from an ageing fleet of coal and lignite power plants, which will need to be replaced with new generating capacity – making renewables deployment increasingly important. Including its activity in Poland, GIG is active in 11 countries across Europe, and over 25 countries globally. Over the past year, GIG has committed or arranged £2.9bn to support green energy projects and currently has 300 projects in development and construction.
The Jozwin acquisition sees GIG continuing to play an active role in the increasingly important Polish renewables market. By 2050, 52% of the country’s power generation is forecast to come from wind, solar and biomass.