For two days (30.09-1.10), during the Offshore Conference 2019 organized by the Polish Wind Energy Association, Warsaw will become the centre of discussion on the role of offshore wind energy in the transformation of our economy.
– It can already be said that the more than 10 GW of wind power planned for 2040 in the Baltic Sea will become one of the pillars of the transformation of the Polish energy sector towards less emission-intensive ones. Offshore power plants will support the greening of the mix and the implementation of the RES share obligations – says Janusz Gajowiecki, President of the Polish Wind Energy Association.
During the Offshore2019 Conference
representatives of DG Energy in the European Commission will talk about how the National Energy and Climate Plan presented by Poland fits into the implementation of the Community objectives.
Meeting the RES targets for 2020 (15% in final energy consumption for Poland – ed.) is only a stop on the way to further changes towards a less emission-intensive economy. In the coming decade, Poland must contribute to the EU target (32% of renewable energy sources in 2030) by building new eco-electric power plants so that in 2030 it will have 21% of renewable energy in final consumption in all sectors and 27% in electricity production (in accordance with the draft National Plan for Energy and Climate Change for 2021-2030 – ed.).
We know the framework, we will know the relevant details
Although the framework plans for offshore wind energy have been known for several months, during the Offshore Conference 2019 we will learn about the details important for the implementation of the investment:
– representatives of the Ministry of Energy will present the progress of works on the preparation of regulations for offshore wind energy, including solutions concerning the support system for the sector;
– representatives of the Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation will discuss the current status of works on the draft spatial development plan for Polish maritime areas, answering the questions whether it fully utilizes the energy potential of the Baltic Sea and how it will influence the development of already started and only planned wind projects;
– representatives of financing institutions and insurance companies will share their conclusions on the identification and assessment of risks when making decisions on financing maritime projects, also in the context of environmental and social conditions.
Offshore wind energy is to become the driving force behind the Polish economy
Polish suppliers already have a significant potential to ensure the supply of structural components and services related to the construction and operation of offshore wind farms. Currently, almost 100 Polish entities have the knowledge and experience in this area.
In order to fully exploit the potential of the Polish industry around the emerging sector during the Offshore2019 Conference, we will discuss, among others, the need to improve the dialogue between potential suppliers, contractors and procurers, as well as the need for state and investor support for companies. Therefore:
– representatives of the Polish industry will present the preparation of production facilities and ports for the development of offshore wind energy;
– representatives of the world’s leading investors, suppliers and contractors in the sector will share their experience in the implementation of similar projects in other countries, in the countries applied there, proven and misguided legislative, economic, social and business solutions.
We will get to know the current state of development of the most advanced offshore wind projects, the prospects for their launch, as well as legal and market barriers that slow down the development of projects.
We hope that the discussion among all parties involved in the investment process will contribute to the confrontation of views and will become a good starting point to develop solutions that take into account the needs of all stakeholders to the benefit of the Polish economy.
Offshore Wind 2019 Conference, 30.09 – 1.10.2019, MSMERMAID WARSAW
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