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It is my pleasure to present to you the next in a series of reports summarising the Polish offshore wind energy market. In the passing quarter energy topics were dominated by the war in Ukraine triggered by Russia. Since the beginning of the Russian aggression, as BalticWind.EU, we declare our solidarity with fighting Ukraine.

The ongoing war has a huge impact on redefining the energy policy priorities of the European Union. Decisions made in Brussels and in capitals of member states, including Warsaw, indicate the necessity of accelerating decarbonization, which must firstly include moving away from fossil fuels from Russia. This is accompanied by plans for faster development of renewable energy sources, including offshore wind farms. The European Commission, in a REPowerEU announcement, estimated that increasing the rate of commissioning of wind and solar capacity across the EU by 2030 is key to reducing demand for Russian fuels. It will reduce consumption by more than 190 m3 of gas. The priority of energy security becomes even more apparent. In this context, progressive work in the implementation of further projects is important, as well as the preparation of national legislation.

As announced in previous reports, we are closely following the implementation of the Polish sector agreement for offshore wind energy, the so-called “Sector Deal”. One of its pillars is to create a large number of attractive jobs. In the current issue of the report we show how the labour market is prepared for the challenges associated with the construction and maintenance of wind farms. The investments create great opportunities to create new jobs, however, it is necessary to properly prepare the education and vocational training sector as well as to involve investors. It is necessary to cooperate with local and regional authorities where most of the investments will be realised. We highlight ongoing projects and activities including, among others, the involvement of the Pomeranian Offshore Wind Energy Competence Centre in the preparation of secondary school education, and highlight the growing offer of offshore wind energy studies, including Poland’s first MBA studies, of which BalticWind.EU is a media patron. The course is organised by the Offshore Wind Energy Centre at Gdynia Maritime University in collaboration with the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven and the Business Academy SouthWest. The rapidly growing sector of companies offering GWO training necessary to work in the offshore sector, is also recognised. Polish companies and universities such as Vulcan, Windhunter, and Gdynia Maritime School are among the leaders in this sector. This is the result of their extensive work. It is worth following their example as investing in staff development requires consistency and long-term actions.

I encourage you to read on it!

Paweł Wróbel

Managing Director, BalticWind.EU

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     It is my pleasure to present to you the next in a series of quarterly reports summarising the Lithuanian offshore wind energy market. In the passing quarter, energy topics were dominated by the Russian-induced war in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the Russian aggression, as BalticWind.EU, we declare our solidarity with fighting Ukraine.

    The ongoing war has a huge impact on redefining the energy policy priorities of the European Union. Decisions made in Brussels and in member states’ capitals, including Vilnius, indicate the necessity of accelerating decarbonization, which must first include a move away from fossil fuels from Russia. This is accompanied by plans for faster development of renewable energy sources, including offshore wind farms. The European Commission, in its REPowerEU communication, assessed that increasing the rate of wind and solar capacity commissioning across the EU by 2030, is key to reducing demand for Russian fuels, and will reduce consumption of more than 190 m3 of gas.

    The priority of energy security becomes even more apparent. In this context, progressive work on the implementation of further projects is important, as well as the preparation of national legislation. We write about it, among others, in the interview with Rokas Masiulis, CEO of Litgrid, the transmission system operator, as well as in the articles prepared on the basis of statements received from the Lithuanian Energy Agency. We also publish interviews and statements of companies involved in offshore projects. Their point of view shows where Lithuanian offshore wind energy market is at the moment, and what are the main challenges.

    I encourage you to read on it!

    Pawel Wrobel

    Managing Director, BalticWind.EU

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      Dear Readers, 

      I am pleased to present you with the second of a series of quarterly reports summarizing the offshore wind energy market in Poland. 

      Polish market – together with Estonian, Lithuanian, Latvian – is one of those markets where, even though there are no operational wind farms yet, however there are high hopes and real ambitious development plans for this sector. 

      As announced in the previous report, we are closely following the implementation of the Polish sector agreement for offshore wind energy, the so-called „Sector Deal”. For this purpose, we have talked to representatives of the Ministry of Climate and Environment, who presented us with a schedule of activities for the coming period in the field of offshore wind energy. We also invariably follow the development of specific projects on the Polish Baltic Sea. We present the activity of developers, decisions on service ports, the involvement of universities and small and medium-sized companies, which activate themselves to participate in the so-called local content. 

      In this report, we pay special attention to the state of preparations for the electricity grids. We encourage you to read the text on challenges faced by transmission system operators, which was written after our meeting with Iris Baldursdottir, Senior Advisor at the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E). We also publish an analysis that is based on information received from Polish TSO (Polskie Sieci Elektroenergetyczne, PSE) about activities undertaken and planned until 2030. 

      Paweł Wróbel 

      Managing Director, BalticWind.EU 

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        In the first of a series of quarterly reports summarizing the offshore wind energy market in Lithuania. 

        This is one of those markets where, even though there are no operational wind farms yet, we have not only high hopes but also real development plan for this sector. Lithuania is one of the most ambitious EU countries in terms of green transformation. The plan for 2030 indicates as much as 7 GW of RES installed, of which 3.6 GW onshore wind, 1.4 GW offshore wind and 2 GW solar. In the case of offshore wind power, the potential is even higher 3.35 GW. 

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          In the first BalticWind.EU Special Report, we summarise WindEurope’s Annual Event ElectricCity 2021.

          The conference organized in Copenhagen gathered about 8000 wind industry experts. Being there we had the chance to follow the most important events, which we report for you in the following report. We conducted a series of interviews with representatives of governments and business. The message that comes out of Copenhagen is repeatedly „future is electric”.

          Having returned from Copenhagen, we decided to launch “technology corner” at BalticWind.EU in 2022 a section dedicated to such companies. We want to show its technologies and their leaders who are changing the wind industry.

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            In the first of a series of quarterly reports, we summarise the development of the offshore wind energy market by country.

            We start with Poland. The choice is not accidental – in the passing quarter in Warsaw, a sector deal was signed, which sets a roadmap for preparations to build a new sector of the economy.

            We hope that in subsequent national reports for other countries we will be able to provide a similar dose of optimism, which is blowing from the Baltic Sea.

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