Polish state utility PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, CEEP member, has started talks with the Danish power company Ørsted about the sale of a 50% stake in two offshore wind farm projects in the Baltic Sea with a total capacity of up to 2.5GW.
The projects being considered for sale are the 1GW Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica 3, which is being developed for start-up in 2026, and 1.5GW Elektrownia Wiatrowa Baltica 2, to be brought online in 2030.
PGE in late 2018 said it seeks a strategic partner for its wind developments in the Baltic Sea off the coast of the town of Łeba in Pomerania.
PGE wants to produce 25 percent of domestic renewable energy by 2030. In 2025 the company hopes to feed electricity from its offshore wind projects into the Polish grid for the first time.
Danish Ørsted is a global leader in offshore wind sector. It has built more offshore wind farms than any other developer in the world. By 2020, it will expand its offshore wind capacity to 7.5GW, with offshore wind farms across Europe (Denmark, Germany, the UK and the Netherlands), as well as in the US and Taiwan.
Sources: PGE and Ørsted.
Image: Morskie farmy wiatrowe. Wikimedia Commons