New deal marks the birth of offshore wind in Poland

The country doesn’t yet have any offshore wind farms but officials have set out a plan to make it the largest operator of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea by 2050

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A new deal signed between the Polish Government and representatives from the wind energy industry could be the foundation for the development of offshore wind in the country.

The ‘Letter of Intent’ defines the next steps in the collaboration to build a strong wind industry in Poland.

The signatories have committed to meeting regularly to report progress regarding the development of offshore wind – it says the Minister of Climate will coordinate this meeting.

The country doesn’t yet have any offshore wind farms but by 2030, officials aim to have installed 3.8GW of offshore wind installed and they have set out a target to install 28GW of capacity by 2050, which could make Poland the largest operator of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea.

Giles Dickson, CEO WindEurope, said: “Today marks the birth of offshore wind in Poland. Offshore wind has shown its reliability and efficiency elsewhere in Europe.

“With this joint ‘Letter of Intent’ Polish Government and industry send a strong sign to investors and markets. They want lots of offshore wind too and are putting in place a regulatory framework to support it.”

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