The Karnice Wind Farm consists of 13 operating wind turbines each with capacity of 2.3MW, and a total capacity of 30MW. The power produced by Karnice Wind Farm will lead to an annual decrease in coal combustion at conventional power plants of approximately 95,000 tonnes.
Baltic marine route
The Baltic route is a marine route running through the coastal area by the Baltic Sea. It is the migration route of water and marsh birds. The sea route is a Baltic route within 6km from the wind farm, and therefore poses no threats to birds migrating along this route.
Birds and long-distance migrants
During field works in 2007 within ornithological monitoring, the presence of 118 bird species was discovered, in particular in the areas adjacent and neighboured to the wind farm site. The area is also characterised by a low diversity of birds.
The wind farm site is located in an exposed area, therefore it is quite visible during the day, especially for the migrating birds from afar and in unfavourable weather conditions. The insignificant elevations on which the wind farm is located, are about 21.6m above sea level; consequently, the structure is slightly elevated above the surrounding area, especially above the Świniec post glacial valley (west of the so-called Lądkowski Kanał), which is the route of migrating birds.
The wind farm site does not cross nor is located in the areas of Nature 2000. It does not separate nearby areas from other elements of Nature 2000, nor on the Western Pomerania. It doesn't influence the continuity of the existence of Nature 2000 areas in the Western Pomerania.