The Regional Director for Environmental Protection in Gdańsk has issued two environmental decisions for power lines that will run from the Choczewo substation southward. These are two of four new 400 kV lines that will be built in Pomerania in the coming years to receive power from the first offshore wind farms.

The lines will mostly be routed in parallel through forest and agricultural land. The first, nearly 130 km long, from the Choczewo substation, which has been under construction for a year, to the incision of the existing Gdańsk Błonia – Grudziądz Węgrowo line in the Cedry Wielkie commune, will pass through the territory of 18 Pomeranian communes: Choczewo, Gniewino, Łęczyce, Luzino, Linia, Szemud, Kartuzy, Przodkowo, Somonino, Żukowo, Kolbudy, Przywidz, Trąbki Wielkie, Pruszcz Gdański, Tczew, Pszczółki, Suchy Dąb and Cedry Wielkie. The second, about 90 km long, will be routed from the Choczewo station through the territory of the first 10 municipalities mentioned, to the Gdańsk Przyjaźń station located in the Żukowo municipality.

Environmental decisions issued on April 5 and 16 of this year will enable the investor, polish transmission system operator Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne PSE, to apply for location decisions for these lines in the second half of the year. Construction work will begin in late 2025 and early 2026, with commissioning expected respectively three and two years later.

The new connections are part of an investment program that PSE has been implementing in Pomerania for several years. It includes the construction of four new transmission lines with a total length of about 250 kilometers and two substations for the derivation of power from windmills being built in the Baltic Sea. Substations and lines will also be built to derive power from the nuclear power plant. The existing infrastructure will undergo modernization, including the so-called northern rail, covering the line string of Krajnik – Morzyczyn – Dunowo Słupsk – Żarnowiec – Gdańsk I – Gdańsk Błonia.

Source: PSE