The Polish Ministry of Transport has granted permission for five local power groups and one Belgian group to develop wind farms off the Baltic coast.
PGE Energia Odnawialna, PKN Orlen, Polenergia, Generpol, and Baltex Energia, plus Belgium’s Deme Group will undertake to provide wind energy on the Baltic Sea as a result of receiving licenses valid for 30 years.
Recharge News reports that large groups like EDPR, Iberdrola and Dong Energy. have also applied for licenses and are still waiting for a ministry decision.
The PGE agreement, completed in August, allows it to build 1.045GW of capacity, while Polenergia’s deal, struck at the end of October, covers 1.2GW.
Polish transport minister Slawomir Nowak says northern Poland could be the nation’s energy hub and exporter. Wind, nuclear and gas projects are all being pursued in the region.
Poland is looking to offshore wind farms as it seeks to strategically reduce its dependence on Russian energy imports.
When these wind farms begin operation they will be the first off-shore wind power plants developed in the country.
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