The Danish Energy Agency cooperates with Poland on a green energy transition

The aim of the Polish-Danish energy cooperation is to contribute to a greener heat supply in Poland and support the country’s effort within offshore wind.

Areas of cooperation:

  • District heating
  • Offshore wind

Poland’s green energy transition – and how Danish experiences can contribute

Poland is facing major changes within energy policy and planning as the country moves towards energy independency and lower emissions. Denmark has experiences that can inspire the Polish energy transition - especially in the fields of district heating and offshore wind where Denmark has been a front-runner for decades.

Poland aims to phase out coal gradually and install 18 GW offshore wind by 2040. To support the Polish ambition, Denmark is offering its expertise through the Polish Offshore Sector Deal.

The potential for green district heating in Poland is great since more than one-third of the country's inhabitants are connected to a district heating system. Denmark has more than 40 years of experience with expanding district heating and converting district heating to renewable energy, which can play an important role in the Polish green transition.

Cooperation between Danish and Polish authorities

Among the partner governmental institutions are the Polish Ministry of Climate and Environment, Ministry for State Assets, Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry for Infrastructure. The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a vital part of the energy cooperation with Poland. As part of the program, an energy adviser is posted at the Danish Embassy in Warsaw.


Jacob Byskov Spangsberg
Team Leader (+45) 3395 5133