The solar parks join the electricity grid through newly installed high-voltage substations. The commissioning of MET Gerjen Solar Park (51 MWp) and MET Söjtör Solar Park (45 MWp) took place over several phases. The two plants will generate enough green electricity to cover the consumption of around 50 thousand households.
To refinance two existing solar parks (MET Dunai Solar Park and MET Kabai Solar Park), as well as to finance the acquisition and construction of three new solar farms (among them the plants in Gerjen and Söjtör), MET Group subsidiary MET Hungary Solar Park Kft. successfully issued a bond in 2021 that subsequently achieved a green rating as well.
As improving local quality of life is also an important part of the implementation, MET Group carried out indoor and outdoor improvements to local kindergartens and schools.
MET’s renewables expansion strategy aims to reach a 2 GW installed capacity portfolio by 2026, thus playing an active role in the European energy transition. As part of this overarching strategy, MET Group and Singapore-based Keppel Infrastructure formed a JV company in November 2022, Keppel MET Renewables, to pursue renewable energy opportunities in Europe. Over the past year, MET Group was able to enter the renewables market in four new countries, with acquisitions in Spain, Italy, Poland and Romania.
MET Group is an integrated European energy company, headquartered in Switzerland, with activities and assets in natural gas and power markets. MET is present in 13 countries through subsidiaries, 27 national gas markets, and 22 international trading hubs. MET has extensive experience in operating green (renewable) and flexible (balancing) energy assets, thus providing the widest possible support to energy transition. In 2021, MET Group’s consolidated sales revenue amounted to EUR 18,1 billion, the volume of traded natural gas was 55 BCM, traded electricity 50+ TWh.