Polish Briefing 2 April, 2019 9:00 am   
COMMENTS: Mateusz Gibała

Polish Briefing: Baltic Pipe and offshore wind farms in Rzeszów

What goes on in Poland on the 2nd of April.

Naimski: Poland has to build offshore wind farms and cooperation with Denmark might support that goal

Piotr Naimski who is a Polish Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure believes that Poland should build offshore and nuclear energy capacities to keep the current coal’s share in energy mix. Naimski gave a speech at the 4th Scientific Conference “Energy Security – Pillars and Development Perspective” under media patronage of

– Wind is a future and offshore wind farms are stable source of energy and they will be built, because we need them to keep diversified energy mix in Poland, said Naimski. 

He also referred to provisions of the Polish Energy Policy until 2040, saying that Poland needs zero emission energy sources, including offshore wind farms amongst others to maintain Polish energy sovereignty, which is based on domestic energy sources. – Apart of offshore, also the coal entirely comes from our country. Unfortunately, while the coal offers wealthy, it raises problems. If we want to keep coal’s share on energy market, we have to develop low carbon resources and cooperation with Denmark in this field is especially valuable for our country, stressed Naimski.  

He also commented on possible construction of a nuclear power plant in Poland, saying that “this is a huge project and the government is working on it”. 

Baltic Pipe in Rzeszów. Lars Christian Lilleholt, Danish Minister of Energy and Climate was awarded the Ignacy Łukasiewicz’s prize. 

The prize was awarded in energy security category for the natural gas diversification project in Europe, at the 4th Scientific Conference “Energy Security – Pillars and Development Perspective” under media patronage of 

Lilleholt was awarded for the Baltic Pipe project which Denmark is implementing together with Poland and Norway. 

 Thomas Rizk who is a Head of the Trade Department in Embassy of Denmark in Poland collected the award on behalf of Minister Lilleholt. 

– I would like to thank to Ignacy Łukaszewicz’s Award Committee for recognizing the contribution of Minister Lars Christian Lilleholt and his team to cooperation with Poland, said Piotr Naimski, a Polish Government Plenipotentiary for Strategic Energy Infrastructure. 

– We have been in touch for 3 years with our colleagues in Copenhagen and accomplishing successfully the Baltic Pipe project would not have been possible if they had not understood us and had not cooperated with us on every stage of it. The success I am talking about let me say today, that the strategic project of connection Poland with natural gas sources located on Norwegian continental shelf under the Baltic Sea and through Denmark, is implemented accurate to within a week. If we are able to say so, being in a halfway of the project, it should be perceived as a success of people implementing it – said Naimski.