57 percent of Poland’s electricity needs can be met by offshore wind energy
It is stated that 57 percent of electricity demand in Poland can be met by offshore wind energy by 2040.
According to the report published by the Polish Wind Energy Association, the offshore wind energy potential in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea was calculated to be 33 gigawatts.
The annual average energy production of this potential is estimated at 130 terawatt hours. It is stated that this can meet 57 percent of the total electricity demand in Poland by 2040.
Poland stands out as the most coal-dependent country in the European Union, but investment in renewable resources continues throughout the country.
While the rate of electricity produced by the country from renewable sources was 6.9 percent in 2010, it increased to 16.9 percent as of last year.
In the same period, the share of coal in electricity production decreased from 86.6 percent to 70.8 percent.