The construction of offshore wind farms in Poland will bring several benefits in the following dimensions: economic, environmental, social and security of supply.

 

Benefits for security of supply::

  • zero-emission energy source;
  • reduction of demand for electricity imports;
  • support for national contribution to the binding European renewable energy target for 2030;
  • support for energy transformation of Poland towards a low-carbon economy, reduction of CO2 emissions.

Economic benefits:

  • along with the increase in the efficiency of the installed turbines, the unit cost expenditure for building wind farms decreases as well;
  • promotion of Polish producers and suppliers of technology related to the offshore wind farms across the world;
  • growing contribution of innovations to our economy on the European market;
  • opportunity for the development of the Polish steel sector and shipbuilding industry;
  • supporting for the labour market and local entrepreneurship in the Pomeranian and West Pomeranian Regions.

Environmental benefits:

  • construction of offshore wind farms will make electricity in Poland more “green” and the Polish energy industry will be more and more environmentally friendly;
  • energy generation that is not invasive to the environment and human health;
  • limitation of emissions of harmful substances to the natural environment, fight against climate change;
  • the location of wind farms more than 25 kilometres from the shoreline will not disturb the beautiful Polish coastal landscape.

Social benefits:

  • large tax revenues for local and state budgets;
  • 2016 McKinsey experts' calculations show that installing 6 GW offshore wind farms will create 77,000 jobs throughout Poland, will generate approx. PLN 60 billion of value added to GDP and PLN 15 billion of revenues from CIT and VAT by 2030;
  • investments in activities for local communities and urban development in coastal provinces, protection of the inhabitants of Poland and Europe against harmful emissions.

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