Iberdrola has started the construction of a 50.5 megawatt (MW) onshore wind farm in Poland, in the Mazowieckie region, northeast of Warsaw, and will have the capacity to supply electricity to 40,000 Polish households, according to the company.
The Korytnica II wind farm will be located next to the 82.5 MW Korytnica I wind farm, which is already in operation.
Korytnica II's output will be sold through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Norwegian state-owned Statkraft, backed by a contract for difference (CfD) obtained at Poland's fourth renewables auction held in June 2021.
The farm is scheduled to come online in the first quarter of 2023 and will bring Iberdrola's onshore wind capacity in Poland to 163 MW.
The company already operates in that country the Zopowy wind farm (30 MW), in the Opole region, and the aforementioned Korytnica I (82.5 MW). It is also developing a portfolio of offshore wind projects in Poland that includes seven projects, with a potential capacity of up to 7,300 MW, according to Agencia EFE.
Iberdrola plans to set up an offshore wind hub in the Baltic Sea in Poland, an epicenter for offshore and onshore wind services, providing local content to the company's projects in Germany, Poland and Sweden. According to the company, the Baltic Sea has an offshore wind development potential of 93,000 MW, of which 28,000 MW would be located in Polish waters.