The Darlowo Wind Energy Centre comprises nine projects being built in the region in and around the town of Darlowo by Invenergy Wind and Polish development company Enerco. It is being built in three phases.
Phase one of the project was fully commissioned in March 2011 and comprises 32 GE 2.5MW turbines spread across three projects — Weikowice, Jezyce and Dobieslaw — totalling 80MW installed capacity. Confirmation that the second phase will also use GE's 2.5MW turbines — which also feature 103-metre rotors — means the Wind Energy Centres total capacity will reach 175MW.
Phase two is spread across four projects — Boryszewo, Krupy, Stary Jaroslaw and Nowy Jaroslaw wind farms. The turbines for phase two will be assembled at GE's facility in Salzbergen, Germany. Commercial operation of the turbines is expected to commence in the fourth quarter of 2012.
A third phase comprising two additional projects — Gorzyca and Pekanino — is currently under contract. These sites will boost the aggregate output of the nine Darlowo projects to 250MW.