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                                                                                                                                                       BALTIC ENERGY CONSERVATION
Registration forms can be collected from the conference website                             Conference programme                                                 AGENCY
Conference fee covers participation in the conference, lunches,         Thursday - November 24th, 2005
coffee breaks and banquet.
                                                                        Session A.
Persons wishing to present its company in a form of a short
presentation and a stand should contribute additional fee of 250€       Polish State policy on offshore wind power
during registration.
                                                                        1.  Policy of Ministry of Environment on development of offshore wind
Conference language                                                     2. Wind energy in the Polish National Development Plan
The language of the conference will be Polish, however,                 3. Procedures for granting of offshore construction consents for
simultaneous translation of all sessions into/from English will be          offshore wind farms
provided.                                                               4. Activities of Energy Regulatory Office in promotion of electricity
                                                                            production from RES
Important dates                                                         5. State-of-the-art of wind power in Poland

30 October 2005         submission of a paper title
                                                                        6. European Union policy on offshore wind power in the Baltic Sea
                                                                                                                                                         International Conference
                                                                        7. Potential locations of offshore wind farms in the Polish zone of
10 November 2005        deadline for registration and fees                  Baltic Sea
                                                                        8. Technical and economic aspects of Operational Programme „Power
Confirmation of conference participation will be send by post or fax.       grid”
                                                                        9. Foreign experiences from planning of the development of offshore
Conference organisers                                                       wind power                                                                 Perspectives for development
                                                                        10. Example of preparation of the offshore project 100 MW of
Baltic Energy Conservation Agency                                           “Pomeranian” Wind Farms
Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery PASci                                 11. Assessment of a planned localisation of a Pomeranian Wind Farm            of offshore wind power in Poland
Gdańsk University of Technology, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering          from the point of view of its potential influence of the types of birds
Polish Wind Energy Association                                              within the Nature 2000 network

Organising committee                                                    Friday - November 25th, 2005

Edmund Wach, BAPE – Chairman                                            Session B                                                                          24-25 November 2005
Brunon Grochal, IMP PAN                                                 Regional and communal policy on wind farm planning
                                                                                                                                                             Gdańsk, POLAND
Dariusz Mikielewicz , GUT – Conference Secretary
Maciej Bartmański, PTEW                                                 1.   Wind power in the strategy of Pomeranian Province
Magdalena Konieczna, BAPE
                                                                        2.   Wind power in local spatial planning
                                                                        3.   Renewable resources of energy in communal energy planning
Media patronage                                                         4.   Examples of wind energy planning in communes
                                                                                                                                                             Honorary Patronage
Clean Energy                                                            Session C
                                                                        Technical, economical and environmental aspects of construction of
                                                                                                                                                          Minister of the Environment
Contact                                                                 wind farms

In the case of all queries please contact Ms Magdalena                  1.   Environmental issues in construction of wind farms and
Konieczna,                                                                   infrastructure in the coastal zone of Baltic Sea
email or                        2.   Wind energy potential in the Baltic Sea Region
or by phone +(48) (58) 347 55 35.                                       3.   Technical conditions for grid connections and electricity purchases
Information will also be displayed on website:                               from offshore wind farms                                                         4.   Examples of planning and construction of wind farms
Perspectives for the development of offshore wind power in
Poland                                                                        The second day of the conference will feature two
                                                                     sessions, of which one will be devoted to regional and local
         Following the success of two conferences, namely
                                                                                                                                                     Wind power experiences presently the second youth
                                                                     policies of construction of wind farms. During the sessions
„Wind energy onshore and offshore” (December 2000) as well
                                                                                                                                           and is the quickest developing branch of renewable energy sector
                                                                     presented will be the points of view of regional authorities toward
“Wind energy – planning and realization” (March 2002) the Baltic
                                                                                                                                           producing electricity. In the countries of European Union installed
                                                                     realization of a strategy of development of Pomeranian Province
Energy Conservation Agency in co-operation with the Institute of
                                                                                                                                           have been in recent years several thousands of megawatts of
                                                                     and Polish energy policy, as well as communes having most
Fluid-Flow Machinery PAS, Gdańsk University of Technology,
                                                                                                                                           wind turbines, reaching in such a way several percentage shares
                                                                     favourable conditions for the construction of wind farms. A
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Polish Wind Energy
                                                                                                                                           in the energy balance of particular countries. Therefore there
                                                                     discussion is expected to start about the facts and myths of wind
Association are proud to invite you to participate in the
                                                                                                                                           starts to appear a deficiency of adequate sites for utilization of that
                                                                     energy, its social implications. It is expected that some
international conference on “Perspectives for development of
                                                                                                                                           kind of energy. That brought interest toward the offshore sites.
                                                                     conclusions will be reached regarding cooperation with communal
offshore wind power in Poland”, which will take place in Gdańsk
                                                                                                                                           Countries around the Baltic and North Sea for some time now
                                                                     authorities and inhabitants, in the light of occurring protesting
on 24-25 November 2005. The conference will be organized in the
                                                                                                                                           realize plans related to construction of offshore wind farms.
                                                                     actions which put to question the purpose of construction of wind
frame of the 5th FP in the project CLEANERPAS - Centre for
                                                                                                                                           Implementation of offshore wind power, however, still faces
                                                                     farms as well as the protests reported during the planning phase.
Clean and Safe Technologies in Power Engineering.
                                                                                                                                           difficulties. Countries of the southern region of Baltic Sea,
                                                                              The second session encompasses with its programme
         In the frame of the conference presented will be a widely                                                                         including Poland, have at their disposal relatively good wind
                                                                     technical and economic aspects of development of wind farms.
comprehended policy of Poland and European Union with respect                                                                              resources, which enable foundation of wind farms totaling the
                                                                     The papers to be presented during that session are aimed at
to offshore wind power. Presented will be environmental issues                                                                             power of several thousands of megawatts. Such potential will
                                                                     indication of environmental issues of wind farm construction
(with a specific focus on the NATURE 2000 initiative) as well as                                                                           inevitably be explored in the very near future, especially in the
                                                                     together with accompanying infrastructure in the coastal zone of
technical, economic and legal constraints in implementation of                                                                             light of the fact that the development of the wind energy sector
                                                                     the Baltic Sea. Those interested in presenting their experiences in
particular investments. Representatives from Denmark, Sweden                                                                               aims at construction of ever bigger wind turbines and their
                                                                     the topics planned for the second day are invited to submit their
and Germany will share their experiences on planning the                                                                                   installation in large sets of wind farms. In such cases expansion to
                                                                     contributions by 30 October 2005. The contributions will be
development of offshore wind power in these countries.                                                                                     the available sea sites seems inevitable.
                                                                     published in the form of a CD-ROM and will be distributed
                                                                                                                                           The announced conference aims at clarification of arising issues.
                                                                     following the conference.