The Polish Baltic Sea Offshore Wind Potential: When Will the Dedicated Support Scheme Mechanism for Offshore Wind in Poland Be Presented?

Poland has huge potential in the Baltic Sea with 10GW of offshore wind envisaged to be built by 2040 in order to help reduce carbon emissions and fill a potential capacity gap created by no new coal generation being built to accommodate growing demand. A comprehensive offshore-wind act with direct support for the first wave of projects is eagerly anticipated by the Polish offshore wind industry to kickstart the first wave of prospective projects. Henry Davey (Legal Director), Robert Ryszard Broom (Associate Solicitor) both from Energy & Natural Resources Department of Squire Patton Boggs London office, and Igor Hanas from our Warsaw office take a look at the prospects for offshore wind in Poland and the latest developments for this technology in the Polish energy sector.