With the closing of the agreement, which was first announced on 10 February 2021, PGE and Ørsted now each own 50% of the shares in the offshore wind projects Baltica 3 and Baltica 3, together comprising the Baltica Offshore Wind Farm – the largest offshore wind project in the Polish part of the Baltic Sea. The partners will jointly build and operate the offshore wind farms which will have a total installed capacity of up to 2.5 GW.
While world leaders were discussing green transition at the climate congress organised by US President Joe Biden, the fate of the future of the mining region at the junction of three borders - Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany - is at stake in the Court of Justice of the European Union. A CJEU decision is expected in early May on a request for the immediate closure of Poland's Turów mine, which could lead to a sharp economic collapse in the province and also shake the stability of Poland's power system. In order to make EU leaders aware of the scale of the disastrous social consequences caused by the sudden closure of the mine, the owner of the Turów complex is launching an international information campaign entitled "Green Deal, not a Grim Deal".
On April 6, the Polish response to a request for the immediate closure of the PGE's Turów lignite mine was submitted to the Court of Justice of the European Union. PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna considers the Czech government's demands as a dangerous precedent carrying a serious risk of a ‘predatory’ energy transition in contrast to just transition promoted by the European Commission. The international legal battle brought by the Czech authorities over the future of the PGE GiEK's power complex in Turów threatens the future of the European Green Deal.
The Polish Energy Regulatory Office has awarded a Contract for Difference to the Baltica 3 and Baltica 2 offshore wind farms with a total capacity of up to 2.5 GW. The investment, will contribute significantly to Poland’s green energy transition, accelerate the development of the local supply chain and spur economic activity for many years to come.
Wojciech Dąbrowski, President of the Management Board of PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna, opened an international Politico discussion on the role of offshore wind energy in achieving the European Union's climate neutrality target by 2050. The high-level debate was attended, among others, by Michał Kurtyka - the Minister of Climate and Environment and the EU Commissioner for Energy, Kadri Simson.