On 30 September 2020, as part of the Pomeranian Offshore Wind Conference, a press breakfast was held with Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, and invited guests.
The Baltic Sea has a great potential as a new production source. The PGE Group has long been aware of this fact, therefore one of the pillars of the Group's new strategy will be the construction of offshore wind farms. The PGE Group's Offshore Programme comprises the construction of 3 wind farms in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 3.5 GW, 2.5 GW of which will be built by 2030.
The PGE Group's Offshore Program is a huge investment, but it is not our last word either. We are planning further development in this direction in other concession areas, because offshore wind farms will be the driving force behind PGE's neutrality, which the PGE Group will achieve in 2050 - says Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE. PGE's investments in offshore wind energy will be accompanied by a complementary project, i.e. a programme to build large-scale energy storage facilities. We have been working on it since I became President of the Management Board of PGE in February 2020. Excess energy from RES, which we cannot use at the moment, should be stored in such large-scale installations - he adds.
During the press breakfast, President Wojciech Dąbrowski stressed that as the largest energy group in Poland, PGE will develop its experience and competences in the offshore sector, cooperating with the best. Therefore, when entering into negotiations with its strategic partner, PGE counts on support and knowledge exchange at the technical level, creating a highly specialized staff in PGE to carry out further projects on its own in the future.