November 11, 2015
Invenergy and Enerco Announce Start of Commercial Operation Of Gorzyca Wind Farm in Poland
CHICAGO (Nov. 12, 2015) – Invenergy Wind LLC (“Invenergy”) announced today the completion of construction and the start of commercial operation of its 37.5 MW Gorzyca Wind Farm (“Gorzyca”) in Darlowo and Malechowo, Poland. Gorzyca was constructed with joint venture partner Enerco spółka z o. o. sp. k. (“Enerco”).
Gorzyca is located approximately 16 kilometers from the Baltic Sea near the towns of Darlowo and Malechowo, which is approximately 482 kilometers northwest of Warsaw and features15 GE 2.5 XLE wind turbines.
Gorzyca will benefit its host community by providing a number of local jobs as well as tax revenue to local governments. The energy center will also help in achieving the binding Poland Renewable Energy Standard target of 20 percent by 2021 as set forth in the 2009 European Union (“EU”) climate and energy package.
“We’re very pleased to finalize construction of the Gorzyca Wind Farm as it brings us closer to the overall completion of our Darlowo Energy Center,” said Jim Shield, Chief Development Officer at Invenergy. “Poland offers tremendous resources and we’re looking forward to providing our customers in the area reliable and clean energy while building a positive, long-lasting relationship with our host communities.”
Invenergy and Enerco co-own 11 wind farms in Poland with a total operating capacity of 321 MW. The 11th project, the Ustka Wind Farm, is currently under construction and expected to be operational in later this month.
Invenergy delivers innovation in energy. Invenergy and its affiliated companies develop, own, and operate large-scale renewable and other clean energy generation and storage facilities in the Americas and Europe. Invenergy is committed to continued innovation in clean power solutions. Invenergy's home office is located in Chicago and it has regional development offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe.
Invenergy and its affiliated companies have developed more than 9,100 MW of projects that are in operation, in construction, or under contract, including 76 wind, solar, and natural gas-fueled power generation projects and energy storage facilities. For more information, please visit www.invenergyllc.com.
Enerco has been developing renewable energy projects in Poland since 2000 with its first project, the 20 MW Cisowo wind farm. Its management team is recognized as one of the top entrepreneurial teams in the country, with demonstrated and proven experience in critical areas of development, financing, construction, and operation of such projects. In addition to wind energy development, Enerco is active in the development of large scale biogas projects throughout Poland. For more information, please visit http://www.enerco.pl.
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