Nearly 17,000 residents and tourists vacationing at the Polish seaside visited PGE educational zones in Ustka, Łeba and Sasin. For 36 days, as part of the project “PGE BEACH – KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND”, thanks to dedicated attractions, you could learn interesting facts about offshore wind farms and renewable energy sources.

Offshore wind farms are a strategic economic project that will change the face of the Polish energy industry in just a few years. As a leader in the offshore industry, we are conducting advanced work on launching the first Baltica Wind Farm in Poland, through which we will provide clean energy to 4 million households by 2030. Its importance to the Polish economy is once again evidenced by the number of people who took advantage of PGE’s educational zones in Ustka, Łeba and Sasin. Despite difficult weather conditions, this year’s third edition of the “PGE Beach – Know the Power of the Baltic Wind” project was visited by nearly 17,000 people, said Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.

As part of the “PGE Beach – Know the Power of the Baltic Wind” project, from July 7 to August 15, several thematic zones awaited visitors to the PGE Beaches in Ustka, Łeba and Sasin, including an interactive education zone, knowledge zone, educational and workshop zone or sports zone, where both residents and tourists of all ages could expand their knowledge of renewable energy sources and offshore wind farms.

On weekends, additional attractions awaited visitors, such as quizzes and nature workshops. A quiz on nature and animal protection and a workshop on recognizing animal tracks, with the Choczewo forestry division, was attended by about 150 people. Meanwhile, more than 190 participants enjoyed a wood-burning workshop with representatives of the Lębork forestry commission. During four WOPR water rescue demonstrations and one demonstration by the Choczewo TSO, one could gain knowledge about first aid. On the other hand, at two meetings in Łeba and Sasin, with a representative of the Maritime Office in Gdynia, one could listen to a lecture “The Beachgoer’s Code”, which concerned the protection of dunes and the coast.

The weekends also provided a powerhouse of sports activities. The multipurpose field allowed for beach volleyball, soccer and tug-of-war. In addition, meetings were held with PGE-supported athletes, including representatives of the National Team in windsurfing Michal Polak and Radoslaw Furmanski, Izabela Satrjan a National Team competitor in kite surfing, and Zofia Korsak and Oliwia Laskowska of PGE Sailing Team Poland in the 470 class.

The “rowing machine” sports equipment available at the PGE Beach mobilized 16,850 participants in an effort that resulted in a total of 1,296 kilometers being “swum”, which is more than 50 times the distance to the nearest PGE wind turbine, which will be built in the Baltic Sea and will be 25 kilometers from the shore. Visitors to the PGE zone could also send seaside postcards. A total of 1,000 people sent traditional greeting postcards from the three locations.

The “PGE Beach – Know the Power of the Baltic Wind” project was organized for the third time by the PGE Foundation as part of educational activities related to the PGE Group’s Offshore program in the Baltic Sea.

The PGE Group is Poland’s largest power company and a leader in the production of electricity from renewable energy sources in Poland. PGE is pursuing the largest domestic program to build offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea. As part of the Offshore program, PGE currently has investments in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of approx. 3.4 GW: Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 with a total capacity of approx. 2.5 GW and Baltica 1 with a total capacity of approx. 0.9 GW. PGE’s first electricity from the Baltic Sea will flow in 2027.

PGE Group’s strategic goal in the area of offshore energy is to build at least 6.5 GW of capacity by 2040. This will allow the country to meet the energy needs of 10 million households.

In addition, the Ministry of Infrastructure has granted PGE final decisions on five permits that will allow it to build more offshore wind power plants in the future. The total potential capacity of wind farms planned for construction in the new areas is approx. 3.9 GW.

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