has received the environmental permits for its Baltica
2 and Baltica 3
offshore wind farms, which have a combined capacity of up to 2.5 GW.
The Regional Director
of Environmental Protection in Gdańsk issued an approval of the environmental
permits on 24th January allowing PGE to start technical design
work for the project. In December 2019, PGE signed a preliminary agreement
with Ørsted for the sale of a 50% stake in the two projects. Baltica 2
and 3 have connection agreements for 1.498 GW and 1.045 GW in place with
Polish Power Networks (PSE).
Current plans include
the deployment of 10-13 MW turbines with operations from 2026. Earlier
this month Poland published its draft act for the promotion of offshore
wind electricity generation which looks to pave the way for development
of the technology in the Baltic Sea.
Poland has opted to
proceed via a two stage Contract for Difference (CfD) model which is similar
to that used in the UK with the first to take place from 2020-2022. The
government has set targets of 5 GW by 2030.
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