Poland’s wind energy development: 1,500 MW of extra wind power capacity currently under construction

Participants at the conference noted that the best sites for wind turbines are already either being used or are scheduled to be built, so from 2020 onwards Poland will have to develop offshore wind farms.


Ostapiuk assured that his Ministry is working to enable the construction of offshore wind farms, although he noted that initiatives would have to come from private investors as offshore turbines cost four times as much as land-based ones.

Addressing concerns raised about regulation during the conference, Ostapiuk added that he is against the current decentralised system under which every county is able to make its own decisions on what constitutes suitable land on which to build wind turbines.

The Polish government’s current target is to produce 13GW of wind power per annum by 2030, increasing to 21GW by 2050.