Main drivers to join SWIP
The Pomeranian Province (Pomorskie Voivodeship) is situated in the North of Poland, on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea. The Region borders on the East with the Russian Federation. The province has 316 km of coastline, which constitutes about 60% of the whole coastline of the country. Forestation of the Province is about 37%, agriculture areas 51%. There are good wind conditions in the Region for installation of wind turbines. There is total wind energy capacity installed of ca.300 MW – all inland, big turbines. Small turbines are very rare, some of them are installed in combination of small PVs along the roads or at sport facilities. Regional Energy Strategy of Pomeranian Province till 2025 has been adopted by the Province Council in 2006, with amendment on power sector including RES adopted in 2010. Main assumptions of the Program:
Increased security of energy supply, by building new power plants and grid development.
Increasing energy efficiency.
Increasing RES share.