Iberdrola has begun commissioning the Polish wind farm Korytnica II, located 80 km from Warsaw in the Węgrów, Mazowieckie region.
The wind farm comprises 14 Vestas V126 wind turbines, with a hub height of 132 metres and 3.6 MW unit capacity, bringing a total capacity of 50.4 MW.
The Korytnica II part at the Pniewnik substation was energised in early November. This enabled the first export of power on 20th December, two weeks ahead of schedule, thanks to the excellent performance of the Iberdrola team.
During the execution of civil works at Korytnica II, several challenges were overcome to reduce the project’s carbon footprint, including improving soil conditions in some of the foundations and stabilising access roads with soil cement to avoid the transportation of scarce gravel from hundreds of kilometres away. Also, circa 70% of the medium voltage trench was piped with directional drilling, as it had to pass through several locations.
Korytnica II’s output will be sold through a power purchase agreement (PPA) to Norway’s Statkraft, backed by a contract for difference (CFD) obtained in the fourth auction held in Poland in June 2021.
Full operation of this facility, scheduled for the first quarter of 2023, will bring Iberdrola’s onshore wind capacity in Poland to 163 MW. The company already operates the Zopowy wind farm (30 MW) in the Opole region and the Korytnica as mentioned earlier I (82.5 MW).
Image source: Courtesy of Iberdrola
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