PWEA2024 conference: there will be no energy transition for Poland without wind power

The growing share of wind energy in the generation mix increases the country’s energy security and has a positive impact on social and economic development at local and central levels. A substantive debate on Poland’s energy policy vision is crucial for independence, competitiveness or climate protection. These will be the key topics of the Polish Wind Energy Association Conference to be held on 4-6 June in Świnoujście. The European-scale event has for 19 years been the venue for shaping solutions to the wind industry’s most pressing challenges.

Key conclusions and solutions are forged among respected authorities in the RES sector – politicians, experts, major investors, entrepreneurs or scientists. Among the more than 100 speakers at this year’s conference will be: Waldemar Sługocki – Secretary of State at the Ministry of Development and Technology, Miłosz Motyka – Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment, Grzegorz Onichimowski – President of PSE, Piotr Listwoń, President of TGE, Marek Szymankiewicz – President of ENEA Operator, Olgierd Geblewicz – Marshall of the West Pomeranian Voivodeship, Giles Dickson – President of WindEurope, or Prof. Szymon Malinowski, PhD, Chairman of the Advisory Group on the Climate Crisis of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

The event will be attended by Event Ambassadors: Jagna Kubańska-Łyczakowska, Head of Public Affairs Poland & Baltics at Vestas, Sebastian Jabłoński, President of Respect Energy, and Michał Kołodziejczyk, President of Equinor Polska, as well as all RES companies focused on wind energy in Poland.

The PWEA conference is a platform that fosters cooperation, knowledge and experience so that wind energy drives the green transition even faster, cheaper and in a sustainable manner. This year brought a record 10 GW of wind power capacity, but Poland’s potential is much greater. The wind industry, local government and industry are looking forward to the new regulations and the change of the minimum distance to 500 m.

In turn, the Polish offshore worth around PLN 40 billion is the largest investment in post-war Poland. It will bring as much as PLN 178 billion in value to the Polish economy and more than 100,000 jobs. Poland’s onshore and offshore has a great chance to become a competitive market for wind in Europe, but measures are needed to create space for further investments. Facilitating the development of RES has become a priority for the EC, but barriers in Poland still remain, including networks that need to be effectively modernised and expanded.

The Polish supply chain has a chance to become competitive in the global wind energy sector – but this will not succeed without strong and stable international cooperation. Polish companies, foreign investors and representatives of the EC and the Baltic states will meet for the third time on 6 June at the International Suppliers Day during the PWEA2024 Conference in Świnoujście to discuss an alliance for a strong European wind industry. During substantive discussions and workshops, there will be no shortage of topics concerning the future of offshore wind, grid development, local content, port infrastructure, services in the wind sector or occupational safety.

Polish companies will have an excellent opportunity to establish business contacts with industry players from the largest foreign offshore markets. This is a unique opportunity for new business relationships and a chance to enter Western markets.

Already on 4 June, the entire wind industry is meeting at the PWEA Conference. The event will bring together more than 2,000 participants from dozens of countries. It is three days full of substantive speeches, workshops, networking meetings, banquets and attractive side events.


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