TotalEnergies has expanded its renewable business in Poland by buying Polska Grupa Biogazowa (PGB), the nation’s largest biogas generator, and a 200-megawatt (MW) development pipeline of solar projects.
PGB, which employees 130 people in nine region, specializes in producing biogas from organic waste to produce renewable heat and power.
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 100 terawatt-hours (TWh).
With the purchase of six solar projects currently in development, TotalEnergies is also entering the Polish solar market. Together, these projects have a combined production capacity of 200 MW. The first solar farms are anticipated to go online by 2025 and are situated in northern and western Poland.
“These agreements illustrate TotalEnergies’ commitment to developing its renewable activities in Poland, and in Europe as a whole, to support the European Green Deal,” said Stéphane Michel, President Gas, Renewables & Power at TotalEnergies. “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. With these two transactions, we are pleased to be able 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.”