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Poland looking to award 2.2GW of new renewable energy projects in 2021

Renewables Now:

Poland could award almost 2.2 GW of new renewable energy capacity in the planned auction rounds next year, the Ministry of Climate estimates.

The total includes 1,700 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, of which 1,000 MW of installations of up to 1 MW and 700 MW of facilities larger than 1 MW, and 300 MW of wind projects. Additionally, 100 MW of biomass and 60 MW of hydro and biogas projects are also expected to be allocated.

Poland aims to procure 20 GW of solar PV and 10 GW of wind power capacity as part of The Energy Policy of Poland until 2040. In line with this goal, it plans to award 15-year off-take contracts to more than 2.4 GW of new capacity through renewable energy auctions that will most likely take place in the fourth quarter of 2020. The solar projects expected to be granted contracts in the two categories are 1.5 GW in total.

Auctions carried out in 2016-2019 are expected to result in the construction of 3.4 GW of wind farms, 1.7 GW of solar parks and less than 70 MW of other renewable energy capacities.

[Veselina Petrova]

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