Choczewo Commune, Pomerania Region, Poland

/Choczewo Commune, Pomerania Region, Poland
Choczewo Commune, Pomerania Region, Poland 2017-05-29T07:17:09+00:00


The micro turbine of 1-3 kW capacity will be installed in Choczewo village, in the Choczewo commune, on the ground next to the Commune Office and will supply in energy the buildings around.

Main drivers to join SWIP

The Pomeranian Province (Pomorskie Voivodeship) is situated in the North of Poland, on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. The Region borders on the East with the Russian Federation. The province has 316 km of coastline, which constitutes about 60% of the whole coastline of the country. Forestation of the Province is about 37%, agriculture areas 51%. There are good wind conditions in the Region for installation of wind turbines. There is total wind energy capacity installed of ca.300 MW – all inland, big turbines. Small turbines are very rare, some of them are installed in combination of small PVs along the roads or at sport facilities. Regional Energy Strategy of Pomeranian Province till 2025 has been adopted by the Province Council in 2006, with amendment on power sector including RES adopted in 2010. Main assumptions of the Program:

  • Increased security of energy supply, by building new power plants and grid development.
  • Increasing energy efficiency.
  • Increasing RES share.


Technical sheet

  • Commune Population: 6,000 inhabitants.
  • Commune Area: 190 km2
  • Demo Neigbourhood: in the middle of Choczewo village on the hill, ca 500 meters from the shore line.
  • Climate: moderate with maritime elements.
  • Use: testing, education, promotion.

There is national RES target within EU 3×20% goal to reach 15% of RES in the energy mix till 2020. This target has not been formally transferred to regional and local levels. The pilot project will be placed in Gniewino commune in Pomerania. Choczewo Commune – possible site for STWs location is of tourist attributes by its location and clean environment. It became the basis for establishing agro-tourism farm holdings from the existing farm holdings offering the opportunity for rest and relaxation amidst nature and the possibility to taste meals made from the products grown on farms. There are two schools, public library, health centre, bank, petrol station and some businesses located. There are plan to construct a wind farm in coming year, but at this moment only few WTs of 1,4 MW are installed.

Performance within SWIP

The demonstration of SWIP in Choczewo village will represent the integration of an 1-3 kW vertical axis wind turbine in a building placed closed to a shore line. The aim of this demonstration is showing a design integrated a district area, which does not suppose a negative impact regarding the aesthetical environment where it is placed, including the following solutions to be tested in a real scenario:

  • New vertical axis blades design
  • New costless PM generator with post assesmbled magnetization technique
  • Aesthetic solutions for the integration of SWTs into districts, mainly shore lines where the resource is higher.
  • Noise and vibration mitigation solutions to the environment.
  • Power electronics with Grid codes compliance for small distributed generation.
  • Wind resource software validation

SWIP Replication potential

Choczewo Commune has a unique location close to the sea. This allows the analysis of the new wind turbine design in open areas with sea wind, so it can provide helpful data not only for districts generating systems. Replicability is one of the aims of SWIP project, enhancing the potential for future implementation into urban areas, both new and existing ones.

Pilot targets

The main target within Choczewo village demonstrator is to install and monitor the performance of the new small wind vertical axis turbine developed in the framework of SWIP project, and compare real operation with the theoretical goals expected. Moreover, as a long wind resource assessment campaign has been carried out in the location, the new methodology for wind resource assessment in urban areas will be tested here.