For the third time, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna is carrying out a seaside project entitled „PLAŻA PGE – POZNAJ MOC BAŁTYCKIEGO WIATRU” [“PGE BEACH – KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND”]. From July 7 to August 15 this year, on the beaches in Ustka, Łeba and Sasin, residents and tourists will be able to take advantage of specially prepared educational zones where they will learn interesting facts about renewable energy sources and offshore wind farms. The previous two editions of the project attracted around 30,000 visitors.
PGE is the offshore leader in Poland, with the potential to build offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea with a capacity of over 7.3 GW. We are already working intensively on our first offshore project.
– Baltica Offshore Wind Farm with a capacity of 2.5 GW. Even before 2030, it will provide clean energy for 4 million households – said Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna. – We are a responsible investor, so we attach great importance to education. The project “PGE BEACH – KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND”, thanks to specially prepared zones, enables the dissemination of knowledge about offshore wind energy and education in environmental protection and promotion of ecological attitudes. In the two previous editions of the project, our zones were visited by about 30,000 people. I hope that this year Poles will be equally eager to take advantage of the opportunity to learn more about this key investment for the Polish energy industry – adds Wojciech Dąbrowski.
As part of the PGE Beach project, for 12 days in each of three locations: Ustka, Łeba and Sasin, through dedicated attractions, participants will be able to explore renewable energy sources, the green future of energy, and better understand the benefits of offshore wind farms and how offshore turbines generate electricity.
The schedule of events is as follows:
– Ustka: 7-18.07, beach entrance No. 5
– Łeba: 21.07-1.08, entrance to beach No. 13
– Sasino: 4-15.08, entrance to beach no. 51
The zones will combine educational elements with fun, thus conveying knowledge about offshore wind farms in an accessible way for every age group. In the interactive education zone, as every year, you will be able to feel as if you are inside an onshore wind turbine thanks to virtual reality (VR) glasses. In addition, you will be able to hear about the benefits of using renewable energy, as well as test your skills and fitness to “swim” at the fastest pace to the nearest wind turbine, which will be located about 25 kilometers from the shore.
In the knowledge zone, you will be able to learn the most important things about offshore wind farms and, using a telescope, visualize the location of PGE’s future Baltica 1, 2 and 3 wind farms.
For the participants, there will also be a workshop and fun zone, as well as a sports zone with a large-format field where beach volleyball, soccer and tug-of-war tournaments will be held.
Additional attractions are planned for each weekend, such as meetings with Polish sailing representatives Michał Polak and Radosław Furmański.
The “PGE BEACH- KNOW THE POWER OF THE BALTIC WIND” project is organized as part of educational activities related to the PGE Group’s implementation of the Offshore Program in the Baltic Sea.
PGE Group is the largest national energy company and the leader in electricity production from renewable energy sources in Poland. PGE is implementing the largest domestic offshore wind farm program in the Baltic Sea. As part of the Offshore program, PGE is currently implementing investments in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of about 3.4 GW: Baltica 2 and Baltica 3 with a total capacity of about 2.5 GW, and Baltica 1 with a total capacity of about 0.9 GW. The first electricity from the Baltic Sea from PGE will flow in 2027.
PGE Group’s strategic goal in the area of offshore energy is to build at least 6.5 GW of power by 2040. This will allow to cover the energy needs of 10 million households in the country.
For more information, visit www.plazapge.pl
See you by the Baltic Sea at the PGE BEACH!
Source: PGE Baltica