Polish developers and government representatives discussed the prospects for offshore Polish wind power. Developers have started location and design procedures, but the offshore industry is waiting for a special law before it commits.
Wind energy returned to the Polish debate at the Warsaw Baltic Forum for Marine Industry and Energy, as it may plug the gap created by rising energy demand and gradual phasing out of coal.
Estonia was urged to reinforce regional cooperation in offshore power generation and stimulate Baltic wind power cooperation as the North Sea wind power forges ahead.
Poland’s new Windfarms Act has been attacked by industry players who say it slams the brakes on Poland’s burgeoning wind power industry.
The governing Law and Justice (PiS) is weighing up legislation that could swing Poland’s energy mix in the direction of coal, shale and possibly biomass.
Investors are quietly confident as Poland counts down to a new auction system that the government and energy authorities hope will help ramp up the nation’s wind power production capacity as of January 1st 2016.