Baltic wind power potential estimated at over 10 GW - deputy minister

Poland's wind power potential on the Baltic Sea is estimated over 10 GW, Deputy Climate Minister Ireneusz Zyska informed on Tuesday. Zyska, the government's commissioner for renewable energy, said Poland could achieve the 10 GW level after 2030-33.

Zyska told an EEC Trends conference in Warsaw that the current target was installing 5 GW of offshore wind power by 2030. He added that the only limitations on expanding wind power in Poland were the market and funding.

PGE Baltica head Monika Morawiecka cited a report stating Poland's offshore wind power capability at 28 GW until 2050, but admitted that costs and maritime resource management requirements considerably limited the expansion of offshore wind farming.

PGE is planning three offshore wind farms with a joint capacity of up to 3.5 GW.