Sustainability Spotlight: Polish Wind Farm Supported by EFG


EFG Bank AG has provided a loan to the Polish TMT group Cyfrowy Polsat for a wind farm project in southern Poland that will not only increase the share of clean energy in Poland’s energy mix but also help other corporations in their decarbonization efforts. This demonstrates the contribution that the financial sector can make in the transition to net zero by promoting investments in energy infrastructure and clean energy technologies.

Recognizing the significant importance of renewable energy sources like solar, wind and hydropower in driving the global energy transition, EFG Bank AG has underscored its commitment to supporting sustainable initiatives. It therefore signed a deal in October 2023 to provide a five-year loan of PLN 360 million (EUR 81 million) to the Polish TMT group Cyfrowy Polsat for the development of a new wind farm project in Przyrow in the Silesia Province of southern Poland. 


Once completed, the wind farm will comprise 14 wind turbines, with an installed capacity of around 50.4 MW, allowing for the generation of approximately 105 GWh of electricity annually. The Przyrów wind farm will help to boost the share of clean and green energy in Poland’s energy mix, while also assisting corporations like Google in their efforts to decarbonize their cloud operations.


The energy transition is a significant structural change, and ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, modern energy services is crucial to foster a sustainable future. The financial sector, with its ability to catalyse investment in energy infrastructure, clean energy technologies and research, can play a pivotal role in accelerating progress towards this goal. 


However, a fundamental challenge lies in securing the necessary economic resources, especially considering other ESG challenges. To make the transition more investable, it is crucial for carbon pricing mechanisms to be incorporated into free markets and governmental regulations. A fact-based and pragmatic approach, free from ideological biases, is essential with an emphasis being placed on non-fossil electricity generation approaches. 


Switzerland is already making a significant contribution to efforts to develop climate-related mitigation and adaption solutions in the areas of science, technology, and commercialization. By fostering collaboration and investments in renewable energy projects like wind farms, entities like EFG Bank are not only driving tangible progress towards a sustainable energy future but also positioning themselves as agents of positive change in the fight against climate change.

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