Decisions on location permits for new offshore wind farms are extremely important for PGE, as they will allow the group to realise its strategic goals, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna CEO Wojciech Dąbrowski said in a press release.
– Energy from offshore wind farms will be cheaper, as its generation is not connected with paying for CO2 emissions. In this respect, the decisions on location permits for new offshore wind farms are extremely important to us, as they will allow us to realise the strategic objectives of the PGE Group and strengthen Poland’s energy security – said the head of PGE.
– The new areas will be reflected in the update of PGE Group’s strategy – he added
PGE’s CEO commented on the fact that the PGE Group scored the most points in the proceedings for site 45.E.1, for which it applied jointly with Orsted. The location is directly adjacent to the area where PGE and Orsted are building the Baltica 2 project.
PGE will be able to build an additional 210 MW on the new area with its partner. The area has an area of approximately 17 sq.km and is located approx. 32 km from the coast.
– Including the previous PSzW settlements – although not yet final – PGE will be able to build an additional approximately 3.9 GW on the acquired areas, reaching a total of over 7.3 GW of power and exceeding the strategic goal of 6.5 GW of power built in the Baltic set for 2040, the release indicated.
Orsted is a Danish-originated conglomerate with 30 years of experience in the implementation and development of offshore wind farms, and currently has more than 12 GW of capacity installed with this technology worldwide. In addition to offshore wind farms, the company develops, builds and operates onshore wind farms, solar farms, energy storage and bioelectric power plants and supplies energy products to customers.