Poland’s wind power industry is experiencing dynamic development, and the latest report “Wind Energy in Poland” provides a detailed picture of its current state and future prospects. The report was presented at the Polish Wind Energy Association (PWEA) conference in Swinoujscie and offers an in-depth analysis for both onshore and offshore energy.

Improving market condition and future prospects

In a survey, two-thirds of investors indicated that the overall state of the onshore wind market in Poland will improve in 2023 compared to the previous year. The main factor in this improvement was the liberalization of the 10H distance rule. The outlook for 2024 is also optimistic, with half of investors rating it good or very good, while only 20% of respondents expect conditions for wind farm investments to worsen. Others do not expect significant changes.

Key opportunities and challenges

Respondents to the report identified several key opportunities for the development of the onshore wind sector:
– Use of cable pooling,
– Development of the transmission and distribution network,
– Further loosening of distance adjustments.

The biggest challenge remains the high number of grid connection refusals, which is a major barrier to further market development.Investors predict that the average energy price on the POLPX wholesale market for 2024 will be between 350 and 400 PLN/MWh. These financial projections are crucial for further investment and development of wind projects in Poland.

The report “Wind Energy in Poland” offers a comprehensive analysis of several key issues:
– The state of wind power in Poland, Europe and the world,
– Legal conditions and business prospects of onshore wind power,
– Legal conditions and business prospects of offshore wind energy,
– A special supplement on the wind industry, prepared in cooperation with the Wind Industry HUB Foundation and the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH).

Looking at the current state of the sector, both onshore and offshore wind power are gaining momentum. The liberalization of distance regulations has opened up new opportunities for onshore investments, which are preparing to expand their current portfolio of more than 9 GW with new projects. Offshore wind energy is also growing rapidly, with plans to build wind farms of more than 15 GW in Polish waters.

However, there is no shortage of challenges. On land, the main problem is constraints on connecting new developments to the network, while offshore there are delays in service and port infrastructure, which must keep up with growing investments.

For a complete picture of the current situation and future trends in Poland’s wind power industry, we encourage you to read the full report, which is available [here]