Dublin, 31st August 2021, Fast growing pan-European Independent Power Producer
("IPP") Alternus Energy Group Plc (OSE: ALT) (the "Company" or "Alternus")
continues its expansion and doubles its installed capacity with the acquisition
of a 64.6 MWp Polish solar park from leading global renewable energy company
BayWa r.e. The sales contract was signed between the parties in August 2021.
The solar park is in Witnica, close to the German border between Poznan and
Berlin. It is Poland's first subsidy-free utility-scale solar installation with
a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA) in place. The project is also the
largest in Alternus' operational portfolio to date. BayWa r.e. will continue to
supply operations and maintenance services at the solar park.
A 10-year virtual PPA has been secured with Górazdze Cement S.A., the Polish
subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement Group.
Speaking about the exciting acquisition, Vincent Browne, Chairman and CEO of
"We are delighted to mark our official entry into the Polish market with the
acquisition of the Witnica solar park, the first subsidy-free, PPA-backed
utility-scale solar installation in Poland. We have plans for further expansion
within the country over the next 12 months and hope to share updates on that
shortly. It was a pleasure working with the BayWa r.e. team on this project and
we look forward to future successful engagement with them across key markets."
Commenting on the new partnership, Dr. Benedikt Ortmann, Global Director of
Solar Projects at BayWa r.e. said:
"The sale to Alternus Energy aligns well with our goal of developing and selling
additional solar capacity in Poland in future years and further highlights the
attractiveness of renewable energy assets to investors. We look forward to
future engagement with the Alternus team as both companies work to support the
transition to renewables across Europe."
"With this acquisition, Alternus increases its power generation capacity by 100%
and now operates a diverse portfolio of 24 solar PV parks across five European
countries with a combined capacity of 130 MWp" added CFO of Alternus, Joseph
About Alternus Energy Plc
Alternus Energy Group ("Alternus") is a fast-growing pan-European vertically IPP
that is currently listed on the Euronext Growth Market - Oslo. Headquartered in
Ireland, the company is focused on the midsized utility scale solar PV market.
Alternus owns and operates a diverse portfolio of utility scale solar PV parks
on long-term government contracts and/or power purchase agreements with
investment grade off-takers. Having started in 2016 with two parks and 6 MWp
capacity, the current operational portfolio consists of 24 parks across Poland,
Romania, Italy, the Netherlands and Germany totalling 130 MWp. Alternus works
closely with local and international specialist development partners providing a
constant pipeline of new projects for acquisition and construction. Alternus
aims to own and operate over 3.5 GWs of solar parks by the end of 2025 and to
become one of the largest pan-European IPPs by the end of the decade.
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assets. We are also an Independent Power Producer with an expanding energy
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