Poland Preps Offshore Wind Bill

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 10, 2019

Image: Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society in Gdansk

Image: Polish Offshore Wind Energy Society in Gdansk

Polish Ministry of Energy has finished internal work on draft 'offshore wind act'. The draft is to be further proceeded now by Government on the legislative path through public consultations.

Dedicated offshore wind act is one of the most awaited key drivers for opening and boosting of Polish offshore wind energy sector development.

The ministry said that the draft is the result of “intensive work and consultations with many partners” and is now ready for “further legislative work”.

Minister of energy Krzysztof Tchorzewski said: “I am convinced that the proposed regulations will significantly contribute to the future creation of a systemically formed offshore wind energy sector in Poland.”

"We hope we will spend the remainder of November and December on streamlining the project," he said. At the beginning of 2019, the Ministry of Energy began work on developing a dedicated act that aims to support the development of offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.

A number of offshore wind farm projects are on hold awaiting legislation, signals from power companies have suggested.

Last year, Poland revealed plans to develop 8GW of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea by 2035.

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