Onshore wind energy is characterized by a several times higher index of the share of domestic suppliers and subcontractors (so-called local content) in the life cycle of installations compared to conventional power plants. Currently, this index exceeds 50%, and if favorable conditions for the development of the industry in Poland can be reached, it can reach up to 65%.
“The contribution of domestic suppliers to the development of onshore wind energy and its impact on the Polish labor market by 2040” is a report written by experts from WiseEuropa, Aleksander Śniegocki and Karolina Porębna.
The report indicates that in the scenario of stable development of the sector, the supply chain for onshore wind power may sustain nearly 40,000 jobs in Poland upto 2040. It will support, among others, transformation in regions dependent on traditional energy, such as Silesia.
The key importance of preparing a long-term plan for dynamic development of wind energy to achieve maximum benefits from the development of this technology in Poland. This will provide domestic suppliers with a clear signal to invest in the development of production capacity and know-how, it will also help in creating an industrial base for deliveries for offshore wind energy.
Without a permanent, predictable policy for the development of renewable energy, the share of Polish producers in the RES market will be relatively small. A coherent vision of the RES market development presented by the government is needed to encourage Polish companies to become more actively involved in the supply chains of low-emission technologies. Without a clear plan, we are threatened by unpredictable, one-off calls, like this year’s auctions. In this situation, the share of Polish suppliers will remain smaller than our real potential – said Aleksander Śniegocki, head of the Energy and Climate Project at WiseEuropa.
The report was carried out on behalf of: Polish Wind Energy Association (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Energetyki Wiatrowej).