Founder and Managing Director of BalticWind.EU. EU regulatory affairs professional, with over 15 years of work experience in Brussels. He has extensive expertise in EU regulatory affairs i.e. energy, climate and environment policies as well as EU budget. He is the founder and head of “Gate Brussels”. Prior to this, he has worked in the European Commission in the cabinets of EU budget Commissioners as well as in DG Budget. He also represented the largest Polish power companies as a Director of the PKEE in Brussels. Author of many reports and analyses on EU energy transition. Public speaker and panelist.
Patrycja Rapacka – She is a freelance journalist, political scientist, analyst and expert of energy sector, based in Warsaw. She is member of CLEW Journalism Network and Women in International Security Poland. Her areas of focus as a journalist is energy transition, offshore wind, renewables and energy security. Since 2015, she has been writing for the Polish industry media of the energy sector. Author of many reports and analyses on energy sector. She graduated from the University of Gdansk with a degree in Political Science. She also graduated from postgraduate studies in the field of Offshore Wind at the Gdańsk University of Technology
Founder and Publishing Director at BalticWind.EU. A former journalist and media executive. Krzysztof is also an experienced political and new media campaigning advisor in Brussels, acting as Managing Director at Molecule Group agency. He is the co-author of digital campaigns that have been recognized with the Media Trendy Award, European Excellence Awards, UEFA KISS Marketing Awards and Digital Communication Awards.
Cdr (OF-4) POL N Rafał Miętkiewicz, Assistant Professor/Researcher on Faculty of Command and Naval Operations, Polish Naval Academy of the Heroes of Westerplatte. The Ignacy Lukasiewicz Energy Policy Institute’s expert. The area of scientific interests related to; role of naval forces in the modern world, national maritime security, strategic resources supplies as well as wind offshore sector development and emerging autonomous technologies in the maritime domain. ORCID: 0000-0002-3129-7092
DR DOROTA BASTRIKIN
Dr Dorota Bastrikin is a Principal Environmental Consultant with 8 years’ experience in the project management and delivery of the environmental aspects of major offshore development and decommissioning projects in the North Sea. She specialises in Environmental Impact Assessments and preparation and facilitation of Risk Assessment, Comparative Assessment and ENVID workshops. Dorota has direct experience of working with the UK regulatory authority and feeding back into Scottish government policy on environmental quality objectives. With a PhD in marine science, MSc in marine biology and post-doctoral experience in applied marine research, she has a strong working knowledge of marine ecology science. She is also an expert in the marine growth and alien species assessment on oil and gas and wind energy offshore installations.
Giles Dickson is the Chief Executive Officer of WindEurope, a position he’s held since 2015. WindEurope is the voice of the European wind industry. It represents the whole value chain of onshore and offshore wind across Europe and has more than 400 members. It engages Governments and other stakeholders on policy and regulation. It organises industry exhibitions, conferences and workshops. And it coordinates publicly-funded R&D in wind.
Dickson is also Chairman of the independent Advisory Council of ENTSO-E, the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity.
From 1992 to 2008 he was a civil servant in the UK Government, working mostly on European affairs. From 2008 to 2015 he worked for the French engineering company Alstom where he was Vice-President for Global Public Affairs.
Wojciech Dąbrowski is President of the Management Board at the Polish Energy Group (PGE Poland). He has been working as a manager in the energy sector for ten years. From November 2017 to February 2020, he was the President of the Management Board of the PGE EC, where he completed the process of the Polish heat industry assets integration, acquired by PGE from the French company EDF. From January 2016 to November 2017, he was President of the Management Board of the PGNiG Termika S.A., where he completed the process of acquisition in PEC Jastrzębie and SEJ Jastrzębie, strengthening the market position of PGNiG Termika.
Undersecretary of State in the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment. Graduate of HEC Paris and the history faculties of the Paris IV-Sorbonne University and the University of Warsaw.
In 2015–2018, he headed the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union in Brussels, where he negotiated draft legislation on the environment and climate in Council working groups. In 2018, he served as the chief negotiator of the Polish Presidency of COP24 in Katowice, preparing a package of decisions implementing the Paris Agreement, the so-called Katowice Rulebook. In 2019, he once again became the head of the Environmental Department at the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the EU.
Junior Account Manager at BalticWind.EU. A graduate of the University of Groningen in the field of Energy and Climate Law. She completed a BlueBook Traineeship in the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy at the European Commission, where she gained experience in EU funds and energy policy.
Graduate in Political Sciences at SWPS University, with a specialisation in World Regions. She also completed postgraduate studies in Corporate Communication at the University of Warsaw. She has been professionally involved with Polskie Radio, Eurozet Group and Dziennik newspaper. She has also worked with the 360 Creativeharder Agency.
The PGE Group is currently developing three offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea. Two of them are the Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 offshore power plants, which constitute the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a total installed capacity of approx. 2.5 GW. Its operational launch is planned for 2026-2027. At the same time, PGE is preparing the construction of the third project – the Baltica 1 offshore power plant, which is to be put into operation after 2030, and its installed capacity will be approx. 0,9 GW. By implementing further offshore wind farm projects, PGE intends to fulfill its strategic goal of achieving at least 6.5 GW of offshore generation capacity in the Baltic Sea by 2040. PGE Baltica is the group’s subsidiary responsible for implementing the offshore program of PGE.