ERO President granted support to Orlen’s offshore project

The ERO president has granted support under the first stage of offshore wind energy support to the Baltic Power farm project with an installed electrical capacity of 1197 MW. Baltic Power is a joint project between PKN Orlen and Canada’s Northland Power.

The decision for Baltic Power Sp. is the sixth to be issued by the regulator on granting the right to cover the negative balance for offshore electricity.

According to the act on offshore support, in the first phase the support is granted through an administrative decision issued by the President of the ERO and may cover offshore wind farms with a total installed capacity of up to 5.9 GW.

A necessary condition for the support to be granted will be further confirmation by the European Commission of the compatibility with the internal market of the state aid granted to the generator for a given offshore project.

Earlier, the President of URE issued decisions concerning two projects of 720 MW each by Polenergia and Norway’s Equinor, two projects by PGE and Denmark’s Orsted with capacities of 1498 and 1045 MW, and German RWE’s 350 MW BTI project.

 

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