Photovoltaics development program

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The use of solar energy is expected to complement PGE’s diversified generating portfolio and contribute to the objectives of producing clean electricity and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

In February 2022, PGE Energia Odnawialna purchased seven PV projects in the Wielkopolskie and Lubuskie voivodeships with a total installed capacity of 26 MW. All of the projects have valid technical connection conditions. The estimated production – at a level of nearly 29 GWh per year – will enable the electricity needs of approx. 12,000 households to be met.

All of these power plants will be commissioned by the end of the third quarter of 2023. They will be built using state-of-the-art photovoltaic modules, the technical parameters of which allow high productivity to be achieved, under weather conditions typical of the climatic zones found in Poland. As part of the project, accompanying infrastructure related to power evacuation will be built alongside the PV systems.

In July 2022 PGE Energia Odnawialna, a PGE Group company, settled tenders for the construction of five more photovoltaic farms with a total capacity of 17 MW. The new PV units will be built in the Wielkopolskie and Lubuskie voivodeships.

The solar investments will be put into service in 2023. PGE Energia Odnawialna builds them on leased private land. All installations will be built using modern photovoltaic modules with a minimum power of 500 W each.

The largest investment will be the 8 MW PV Pasterzowice (Żagań district). The next smaller farms are: PV Krotoszyn (Krotoszyn district) with a capacity of 5 MW, the two-megawatt PV Ruchocinek (Gniezno district) and two one-megawatt PV Siedlisko 1 and PV Siedlisko 2 (Nowa Sól district).

In October 2022 PGE Energia Odnawialna received permission for the construction of three contiguous PV Żółtańce 1, PV Żółtańce 2 and PV Żółtańce 3 photovoltaic farms. The installations, with a total capacity of 15 MW, will be built on the company’s leased 18 ha of land located in the Chełm district of the Lublin region. The photovoltaic farms are scheduled to be commissioned in the second quarter of 2024.

The investments were built in the zachodniopomorskie, wielkopolskie, lubuskie, łódzkie, lubelskie and mazowieckie voivodeships.

Construction work was completed in November 2022. The panels installed on the farms are bifacial. This means that they absorb light bilaterally, both directly falling on the cell and reflected light reaching from behind.

The use of this type of module will increase production by several per cent. According to initial estimates, this will average more than 17 GWh per year across all installations. This will secure the energy needs of approx. 7,500 households.

The construction of 19 photovoltaic power plants is the next stage of our investment in solar energy. They have been built using modern, monocrystalline photovoltaic modules with a capacity of over 500 watts each. Their technical parameters allow for high productivity, in weather conditions typical of climatic zones found in Poland.

Marcin Karlikowski President of the Management Board of PGE Energia Odnawialna

In December 2022 PGE Energia Odnawialna purchased 28 photovoltaic projects with a total capacity of 59 MW in the Wielkopolskie and Łódzkie provinces. All projects have valid technical connection conditions. The estimated production – at a level of approximately 65 GWh – will enable the demand for electricity to be met by more than 30,000 households.

Scheduled to be commissioned between 2024 and 2025, the power plants will use bifacial photovoltaic modules. Additionally, as part of the project, associated infrastructure related to power derivation will be built alongside the PV power plants.

At the end of 2022, the company started the construction of one of the largest photovoltaic farms in Poland – PV Jeziórko – in Podkarpacie. A 100 MW installation will be built by the end of 2023.

Already in January 2023 PGE Energia Odnawialna received permits for the construction of the following photovoltaic farms with a total capacity of over 100 MW: PV Srebrzyszcze, PV Wrzosów and PV Żółtańce. A construction permit has also been obtained for the 50 MW Kleszczów PV farm, which will be built in the Łódź province.

In March 2023, an agreement was signed with the City of Stalowa Wola and the Euro-Park Stalowa Wola company from the Industrial Development Agency Group. On the basis of this agreement, it will be possible to launch renewable installations with a total capacity of nearly 100 MW on the premises of the Strategic Investment Park Euro-Park Stalowa Wola. The PGE Group will have at its disposal over 70 hectares of land on which solar power plants with a total capacity of 70 MW can be launched. In addition, the construction of 7 wind turbines of up to 4 MW each, a RES service centre and energy storage facilities with a capacity of up to 30 MWh are also under consideration.

In 2022 the company obtained construction permits for PV projects of around 260 MW. In the following years, as this process accelerates, PGE will be able to tender for more than 300 MW of solar power annually.

In total, by the end of 2023, the PGE Group will have around 500 MW of PV capacity already fully built or under construction.

The company has secured a total of around 3,000 hectares of land on which projects with a total capacity of around 2GW will be possible. PGE will carry out investments both using the support system and through long-term PPAs.

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