Polish energy trio join forces to develop offshore wind projects

Three of Poland’s largest energy companies are joining forces to develop offshore wind projects.

PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, Enea and Tauron Polska Energia have signed a letter of intent to create a joint company for the purpose of developing wind projects in the Polish Exclusive Economic Zone of the Baltic Sea.

Last week Poland’s Senate passed the Offshore Act regulating the development of offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea. Polish energy companies will divest themselves from most of their coal holdings and focus more on offshore wind following the act coming into law.

”The energy potential of the Baltic Sea is enormous and the conditions in the Polish part of the sea are among the best for this type of investment. We should take advantage of this. Ultimately, we can connect up to 28 GW of capacity in offshore wind farms to the Polish system and thus become the region’s leader,” commented Kamila Tarnacka, vice president of the Polish Wind Energy Association last week.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
Back to top button