RWE, a German energy company, has submitted a bid for a 1.5 GW offshore wind seabed permit in the Polish Baltic Sea’s 53.E1 area. The Freeboard I offshore wind farm will be situated 75 km from Ustka’s coast. RWE stated that it has created a one-of-a-kind strategy for the offshore area that focuses on efficient area co-usage, among other factors. By developing, constructing, and operating onshore wind farms, RWE has been involved in Poland for many years and has advanced Poland’s energy transition. The company is also diversifying its Polish renewables portfolio by investing in solar projects. The 350 MW FEW Baltic II, one of the first offshore wind farms in the Polish Baltic Sea, is currently being built by the company. Once operational, the offshore wind farm will be able to generate enough green electricity to power almost 350,000 Polish households.
Earlier this month, RWE agreed to acquire all of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses (Con Edison CEB) for $6.8 billion. Con Edison CEB, based in Valhalla, New York, operates and develops renewable energy plants around the US. The company has around 3 GW of operational capacity, with solar projects accounting for 90 per cent of the total.