The BP energy concern is interested in investing in the Polish offshore wind energy sector. This was announced by Michał Obiegała, director of corporate affairs of BP Poland, during the Economic Forum in Karpacz.
Many experts indicate that Poland will be the leader in the development of offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea. No wonder that more and more investors see an opportunity for themselves in the Baltic Sea. It turns out that this potential is noticed by the energy concern BP Polska. BP has been present in Poland for 30 years, during which it has invested PLN 5.5 billion in this country. The fuel concern is in the ranking of 500 largest companies in Poland and is the runner-up on the Polish market with the Aral and Castrol brands, there is also JV Lotos – Air BP.
During one of the most important events in Poland, the Economic Forum in Karpacz, the representative of BP Poland informed about the company’s plans regarding the offshore wind energy sector. Michał Obiegała, BP Polska’s corporate affairs director confirmed that the BP group is interested in offshore wind energy in this country.
Currently, BP is analyzing the business opportunities. Obiegała emphasized that, first of all, clear regulations regarding the granting of permits are needed. Currently, the basic act on promoting electricity generation in offshore wind farms has been in force in Poland for several months, and the Energy Regulatory Office has issued decisions regarding the first phase of support. In mid-September 2021, a breakthrough sectoral agreement, the Polish Offshore Wind Sector Deal, will be signed in Warsaw, that is, a sectoral agreement similar to the British one.
“I would like the Baltic Sea to be crowded in the second round. For this to happen, clear regulatory solutions are needed. We are concerned about the legislative process related to the granting of permits for the construction of wind farms in the Baltic Sea. We hope that this process will be completed in such a way that everyone will be able to start in these proceedings, that the criteria will be unambiguous”- explained Obiegała, quoted by the Polish media.
We would like to remind you that according to the strategic document Poland’s Energy Policy until 2040, approximately 5.9 GW of offshore wind capacity will be available in the Polish Baltic Sea area until 2030, which will increase to 11 GW in 2040.