January 28 (Renewables Now) - Polish utility PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA (WSE:PGE) said that this week it filed three applications with Poland’s ministry of infrastructure, seeking location permits to build offshore wind farms in the Baltic Sea.
It said that it seeks to use three areas in Polish waters, and it submitted applications jointly with fellow utility Enea AS (WSE:ENA) for two of them.
In late 2021, PGE, Enea and their peer Tauron Polska Energia SA (WSE:TPE) signed conditional agreements to develop four offshore wind projects off the coast of Poland. PGE previously partnered with Danish energy major Ørsted A/S (CPH:ORSTED) on the 2.5-GW Baltica offshore wind development.
PGE now says it is actively involved in the process of securing location permits. The company has so far filed applications for five out of six available areas, saying it was not interested in the sixth location.
The PGE group has ambitions to build at least 6.5 GW of offshore wind power capacity by 2040. Currently, it is developing projects totalling some 3.5 GW.