Poland, Denmark agree to work together on energy
PR dla Zagranicy
Poland and Denmark have agreed to work together in the energy sector, officials have said.
Poland’s Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski. Photo: PAP/Hanna Bardo
The two countries on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding under which Poland hopes to benefit from Denmark’s experience in developing wind farms, public broadcaster Polish Radio’s IAR news agency reported.
It quoted Poland’s Energy Minister Krzysztof Tchórzewski as saying: "We have decided to harness the power of the sea, build wind energy facilities at sea.”
Tchórzewski and his Danish counterpart Lars Lilleholt signed the document during the United Nations’ COP24 climate conference in the southern Polish city of Katowice.
The two countries also inked a deal to regulate legal issues related to the planned Baltic Pipe project, officials said.
Polish gas grid operator Gaz-System and Danish firm Energinet last month formally decided to go ahead with plans to build a pipeline linking Poland with Norway via Denmark, according to reports.
The project to build the Baltic Pipe gas pipeline is part of Warsaw’s efforts to diversify gas supplies and reduce the country’s energy dependence on Russia.
Construction of the new pipeline is due to start in 2020 and end by October 1, 2022, the IAR news agency reported.
The 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP24, officially opened in Katowice last week and runs until Friday.