PGE has submitted another application to the Ministry of Infrastructure for a new location permit (area 46.E.1.) for the construction of an offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. The area is located on the Słupska Bank, in close proximity to the Baltica 2+3 project implemented by PGE in co-operation with Ørsted.
As befits the offshore leader in Poland, we are not slowing down and are consistently pursuing our strategy of investing in offshore energy. Since November last year, the PGE Group has submitted a total of six new applications to the Ministry of Infrastructure for location permits for the construction of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea, including two jointly with Enea and one jointly with Tauron – informs Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.
Currently, PGE is carrying out investments in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of approx. 3.5 GW on the basis of three location permits obtained in 2012 (decision no. MFW/3/12, MFW/4/12, MFW/5/12). The works in these areas are carried out according to the schedule. In the coming months, it is expected to obtain important administrative decisions, regarding among others environmental permits for the connection infrastructure, and later on – construction permits. Tenders for individual investment stages are being conducted.
The strategic goal of the PGE Group in the offshore wind energy area is to build at least 6.5 GW of capacity by 2040. According to government assumptions included in PEP2040, offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea zone will have a capacity of 8-11 GW in 2040.
In the Baltic Sea, 11 areas are currently available, within which PGE and other entities will be able to apply for permits to erect and use artificial islands (PSzW).