Polish Briefing 17 May, 2019 10:00 am   
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Polish Briefing: “The government plans on offshore wind farms are ambitious”

What goes on in Poland on the 17th of May.

Czopek: The government plans on offshore wind farms are ambitious 

The energy policy project assumes “slightly” more than 10 GW of power in offshore wind energy until 2040 – said on Wednesday in Katowice the Director of Department of Renewable and Dispersed Energy in the Ministry of Energy Piotr Czopek. 

The first power from offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea would flow from 2025 to 2026.

As he said, the plan is “ambitious”, and the Ministry, indicating this 10 GW showed that “for today” sees such a demand. “There are also voices that it is not much, that it could be (planned – PAP) more. But it will also depend on investors “- he stressed.

Piotr Czopek stipulated that due to the distant time horizon, “a lot could happen”. “It can be more than 10 GW, it can be less” – it will depend on the energy demand and development of other technologies – he added. Earlier, also during the European Economic Congress in Katowice, Deputy Minister of Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski announced that he would recommend that the law enabling the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea was adopted in this parliamentary term.

The Ministry of Energy is working on the assumptions of the legal framework for the development of offshore wind farms. “Due to the very large potential in the Baltic, we are very serious about using this energy source. Its potential will increase even more when methods of energy storage are developed, which should happen after 2030, “said the Deputy Minister of Energy. The power utilization rate for offshore wind farms may exceed 44%.