WARSAW — Poland plans to build five wind farms as productive as traditional power plants in the Baltic Sea on artificial islands, officials said Wednesday.
Four Polish companies, including the Polish Energy Group, are close to signing an agreement to construct the $5.6 billion wind farm project in the Baltic off the country’s northern coast by 2020, Polish Radio said.
The Energy Group plans to produce 1,000 megawatts from its own part of the wind farm Baltic project.
The report offered no figure for a total electricity output for the project.
The investors of the wind farm project are under pressure from activists of environmental groups, who say wind turbines pose a serious risk to birds along the coast and may disturb sea life, the radio said.