Yesterday the entire wind industry came to Copenhagen to discuss the transformation of energy systems, in particular wind energy. BalticWind.EU is one of the media partners of the event. Our representatives are meeting and talking to industry representatives about the challenges facing wind energy, particularly in the Baltic Sea region. Recycling of blades and other components, climate neutrality by 2050 and infrastructure development are among the key themes that shine through.

Electrification is the topic of one of the most important wind industry events in Europe – Wind Europe Electric City 2021. During the debates and behind-the-scenes discussions, the development of offshore wind energy, recycling of wind components, climate neutrality goals until 2050 and the development of transmission infrastructure are among the key topics. In Copenhagen, there is also the opportunity to meet decision-makers and industry representatives from the Baltic Sea Region countries. Here network development and cooperation remain a key topic.

BalticWind.EU is represented by Paweł Wróbel, Managing Director, and Krzysztof Bulski, Publishing Director – you can find them at stand C1-B29.

Paweł Wróbel comments that it is very encouraging that the potential development of the Baltic Sea is being discussed more and more often. Decision-makers and the industry itself recognise the key aspect of cooperation between the countries of the region, especially when it comes to grid development.

– We are positively surprised that the topic of wind energy development, in particular in the Baltic Sea, is receiving so much attention. This is evidenced by the fact that a few months ago we launched our BalticWind.EU platform, which is now receiving a lot of attention from industry and sector experts. We talk to them and we see a lot of challenges. The event in Copenhagen is an ideal opportunity to talk about the region’s role in achieving climate neutrality in Europe,’ Paweł Wróbel comments straight from Copenhagen.

We met with Małgorzata Bartosik, Deputy CEO at WindEurope association, who emphasised that the participants could finally discuss during live meetings the role of wind energy, in particular offshore and onshore. Permitting and sustainability as well as components and staff are the biggest calls.

– The big challenge is sustainability. We have to deliver wind projects in the most sustainable way – it’s about recycling, responsibility –  to the communities, to the society, and we have to deliver on that – says Bartosik.

BalticWind.Eu also met with Claude Turmes, Luxembourg’s Minister of Energy.

– It seems that the North Sea is already showing that offshore wind will be a major, major player in our compromise between climate change and having renewable energy. During my 15 years a member of the Parliament I always pushed as a cooperation of member states around the Baltic Sea, the BEMIP project which is basically also the grids linking the different Baltics countries. We have two objectives: to help the Baltic countries to desynchronize from the Russian power system, and to move out of coal and other fossil – says Turmes for BalticWind.EU.

Luxemburg is now cooperating with Lithuania and Estonia from the Baltic Sea region. – Poland can be a champion of offshore wind tomorrow – he says.

Our team is already inviting you to BalticWind.EU, where reports from Electric City will be published successively!