Copper giant KGHM plans wind farms in Poland to serve plants

Copper producer KGHM plans to construct wind farms in southwest Poland to lower costs and reduce its dependence on external supplies.

State-controlled KGHM – whose 2.5TWh of annual power consumption makes it Poland's largest user – currently meets 15% of its energy needs from its own resources.

"We are eyeing entry into renewable energy such as wind farms," KGHM vice president for business development Dorota Wloch says. "We also want to invest in biogas."

The first project – a wind farm with a target capacity of 60MW near the company’s smelters in Glogow – is in its initial stages, Wloch adds.

The copper producer has already co-operated with local utilities over a range Log in to read complete article.

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