Wind farm scheme aims to generate green energy and jobs

Construction of wind turbines in the Polish region of Dolnośląskie boosts electricity capacity and seeks to cut CO2 emissions.

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The project has seen the construction of a 34 megawatt (MW) wind farm next to the village of Lukaszow, in the municipality of Zagrodno. It comprises 17 wind turbines, each with a rated power of 2 MW, a substation, power transformer, electric cable lines, and access roads.

The investment involved building temporary access roads and base plinths, laying foundations and cables, and installing alarm systems. The project led to the creation of at least ten new jobs, with subcontractors involved in the construction work.

Meeting EU 2020 energy targets

Work on the project was completed in April 2012 and is expected to increase capacity of the electricity system in Dolnoslaskie region. Another key objective was to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production in convention power plants.

The initiative also seeks to act as a spur for increasing investment in the energy sector, including in generating units and the transmission grid. It is also hoped that the development will contribute to meeting the EU´s ambitious climate and energy targets for 2020, which commits Europe to becoming a low-carbon economy by the end of this decade.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the "Łukaszów wind farm" project is EUR 56 867 945 of which the EU´s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 10 020 793 from the Operational Programme "Infrastructure and Environment" for structural assistance from the European Regional Development Fund under the priority axis "Environment-friendly energy infrastructure and energy efficiency."

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