Equinor’s second Polish solar plant has started test production in the north of the country. The 60MW Zagórzyca solar plant, located in the Damnica municipality, was developed and will be operated by the Polish renewable power producer Wento, Equinor’s 100% subsidiary. Equinor acquired Wento and its 1.6GW pipeline of solar projects in 2021. Two years after the acquisition, two solar plants in Poland are ready and another one is under construction.
“Equinor aims to be a reliable energy partner for Poland and support its energy transition. We are building a broad energy offering in the country, including onshore and offshore renewables, and gas supplies through the Baltic Pipe,” said Equinor’s country manager in Poland Michał Jerzy Kołodziejczyk. Senior vice president for onshore and markets within renewables at Equinor Olav Kolbeinstveit added: “Today we inaugurate our second solar plant Zagórzyca, doubling our solar capacity in Poland to around 120MW. “Our first solar plant Stępień is already in commercial production, and another one, Lipno, will be commissioned in 2024. “We are also maturing other opportunities within onshore renewables and battery storage in Poland, in line with our market-driven power producer strategy.” Equinor’s wholly owned energy trading house Danske Commodities will be responsible for marketing and bringing the electricity from Zagórzyca to the Polish power market. Around 500 people were involved in the construction of Zagórzyca that comprises 111,000 solar panels over an area of around 55 hectares.
Credits: renews.biz [Image: Equinor]