The Management Board of the Polish Wind Energy Association awarded Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Poland the title of “Personality of Wind Energy in Poland 2018”. The organization awarded the company for its contribution as the first long-term contract in Europe for the supply of electricity between the automotive industry and the producer of electricity from wind power and renewable energy.
One of the most modern and environmentally-friendly factories in the Mercedes-Benz Cars network is being built in Jawor. In accordance with the idea of ”Environment-friendly: from production to product”, the plant will be neutral in terms of CO2 emissions, and the basis for environmentally friendly energy will come from renewable sources such as wind and biomass.
Green energy will be provided by EWG Taczalin, a company from the VSB group. The contract signed between the companies is the first contract of its kind in Poland, supplied directly from the wind power electricity producer to the recipient, EWG to MBMPL . It is this breakthrough that has been recognized by the Board of the Polish Wind Energy Association, which distinguishes individuals, institutions and companies for special activities promoting the development of wind energy. This year’s award was presented during a ceremony that took place on November 7 this year. It was received on the behalf of MBMPL by Ewa Łabno-Falęcka, Head of Communication and External Affairs.
– Innovation and invention are very much included in Daimler’s DNA. This is evidenced by Daimler’s development over the past 130 years. This cooperation with EWG Taczalin wind farm has led to this latest award today. I am glad that together we are creating a new quality of innovative, sustainable and zero emission engine production – said Ewa Łabno-Falęcka, upon receiving the award.
The choice of the electricity supplier by MBMPL was determined by ecological, economic and geographical proximity to the wind farm park. The farm is located just 12 km from the newly built factory in Jawor, just off the A4 motorway. It consists of 22 Senvion wind turbines with a rated power of 2.05 MW each and a hub height of 100 m. In total, the wind farm park has a rated power of 45.1 MW. With an annual electricity production of around 109 GWh, Taczalin park is more than capable of covering the estimated annual total demand to the Factory in Jawor.
The Polish Wind Energy Association is an organization supporting and promoting the development of wind energy. Thanks to the combined activity of members in creating favourable conditions for investing in wind energy in Poland and a systematic increase in the use of wind energy as a clean source of generating electricity, this vision has been enabled. The Association distinguishes individuals, institutions and companies for special activities promoting the development of wind energy in Poland.