France-headed multi-energy major TotalEnergies SE has announced that it is developing its renewable activities in Poland by acquiring the country’s main biogas producer, Polska Grupa Biogazowa (PGB), and a 200 MW development pipeline of solar projects.
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With 130 employees in nine Polish regions, PGB is mainly involved in generating renewable heat and power from biogas sourced from organic waste.
It currently owns and operates 17 facilities in production and one under construction, for a total power generation capacity of 166 GWh per year.
Poland has Europe’s fourth-largest biogas potential
According to TotalEnergies, this represents nearly 0.4 TWh in biomethane equivalent, if the same installations produced biomethane (aka renewable natural gas – RNG), with the same inputs, and based on 1 MW = 20.5 GWh/year of biomethane equivalent.
PGB’s portfolio also includes a development pipeline of 23 projects.
The acquisition of PGB raises TotalEnergies’ biogas production capacity to 1.1 TWh and gives the Company a leading position in the promising Polish market, which represents Europe’s fourth-largest potential for biogas and biomethane production, estimated at close to 100 TWh annually.
Poland, a dynamic solar market
TotalEnergies is also entering the Polish solar market with the acquisition of six solar projects under development representing a production capacity of 200 MW.
Located in northern and western Poland, the first solar farms are expected to come online by 2025.
These agreements illustrate TotalEnergies’ commitment to developing its renewable activities in Poland, and in Europe as a whole, to support the European Green Deal. On the one hand, we are gaining a solid foothold in Poland’s biogas market thanks to an existing company’s proven track record, experienced teams, and broad asset base. On the other hand, we are developing our presence in renewable energies with a portfolio of solar projects, said Stéphane Michel, President of Gas, Renewables & Power at TotalEnergies.
The value of the transactions has not been disclosed.
With these two transactions, we are pleased to be able to support Poland in its ambition to develop renewable energies and strengthen its energy sovereignty. We hope we will also have the opportunity to provide Poland with our expertise in offshore wind, an area in which we have formed a partnership with KGHM, ended Stéphane Michel.