Wind farm capacity
The Rajgród Wind Farm (Polenergia Farma Wiatrowa 6 Sp. z o.o.) is located in the Rajgród commune, Grajewo county, Podlaskie Voivodeship. The Rajgród Wind Farm was commissioned in 2014.
Wind farm capacity
The Rajgród Wind Farm comprises 11 Siemens SWT-2.3-108 wind turbines with the tower height of 115 m and rotor diameter of 108 m, substation, underground transmission line infrastructure and access roads to each turbine. Total capacity of the Rajgród Wind Farm is 25.3 MW.
The Rajgród Wind Farm is owned by Polenergia Farma Wiatrowa 6 Sp. z o.o., a special purpose vehicle wholly owned by Polenergia S.A.
In all wind farms, after they are delivered for operation, post-construction monitoring of the impact of the turbines on birds and bats is carried out. The results of the 3-year research program, compliant with industry practices and decision on environmental conditions, are sent to competent authorities and to the communes where the projects are located. In the case of the Rajgród Wind Farm, no negative impact on the analyzed species was identified.
All emissions are subject to environmental supervision and are subject to pertinent industry authorizations and agreements. This pertains to both noise emissions, electromagnetic fields and waste management by in-house or external services, and water and sewage management.
In 2020, no fines were imposed on the company and no inspection was carried out at its facility.
In January 2015, a post-construction ornithological and chiropterological study was commenced on the farm site and continued in 2016. The observations did not reveal any negative impact of the facility on raptorial birds or white stork offspring leaving their nests. There was also no elevated mortality among birds or bats. In 2017, the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Białystok (Department of Land Matters in Łomża), having examined the report for 2016, did not present any remarks on the proposed solutions regarding the monitoring in the subsequent years. In 2018, the last cycle of the study on the farm’s impact on bats and birds was carried out. The study did not show an elevated level of mortality in these groups of animals. The final report containing a summary of the 3-year monitoring exercise was presented to the environmental protection authorities in 2019. In June, the Regional Directorate for Environmental Protection in Białystok approved the post-construction analysis.
The Rajgród Wind Farm was commissioned in Q4 2014. In accordance with the decision on environmental conditions the post-construction noise study was carried out in December 2014. The measurements were performed by a certified subcontractor EKO-POMIAR. On the basis of the results, no breaches were identified, neither in the daytime nor in the nighttime. The results of the aforementioned noise analysis were submitted to competent authorities which did not make any comments.