More than 18,000 residents and tourists, spending their vacations at the Polish seaside, visited the educational zone organized by the PGE Foundation – “PGE BEACH – KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND”.

The second edition of our educational project was even more well received than last year. More than 18,000 people took advantage of PGE’s educational zones, which shows that every year offshore wind farms are generating more and more interest. It’s important that as many people as possible have the opportunity to learn about offshore wind energy, which will soon change the face of the Polish energy industry and provide us with energy independence, says Wojciech Dąbrowski, CEO of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna.

As part of the “PGE Beach – Meet the Power of the Baltic Wind” project, from July 8 to August 16, special zones were located on the beaches in Ustka, Leba and Sasin, where both residents and tourists staying at the Baltic Sea, regardless of age, could expand their knowledge of renewable energy sources and offshore wind farms.

Several thematic zones awaited visitors to the PGE Beaches, including an interactive education zone, a knowledge zone, an educational and workshop zone and a sports zone. Participants taking part in the attractions won more than 16,000 prizes and generated 879 kWh of energy on the energy-bike.

As part of the “PGE Beach – Meet the Power of the Baltic Wind” project, three meetings were held with representatives of Forest Districts from Szczecinek, Lębork and Choczew, during which it was possible to take part in workshops on wood burning, recognizing animal tracks in the sand or building insect houses. During water rescue demonstrations by WOPR from Slupsk and Gniewin, one could gain knowledge about first aid. Every weekend there were also meetings with athletes supported by PGE, including representatives of the National Team in windsurfing, such as Zofia Klepacka, Maciej Rutkowski and Maja Dziarnowska. In addition, every Sunday there were outdoor cinema screenings and acoustic concerts at sunset featuring musicians such as harpist Alicja Garczarek, saxophonist Aleksander Kaminski and violinist Natan Kosętka.

The “PGE BEACH – KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND” project is organized by the PGE Foundation as part of educational activities related to the PGE Group’s Offshore project in the Baltic Sea, according to which by 2040 PGE will have at least 6.5 GW of installed capacity in offshore farms

Source: PGE