11.12.2017

Study into offshore wind projects received award from the Minister of Development and Finance


Aleksandra Szulc (third one from the left)

photos from archive of the organizers of competiton „Teraz Polska Promocja i Rozwój”

MSc. Aleksandra Szulc, a graduate of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, received a special award funded by the Minister of Development and Finance. The award was announced as part of the ”Teraz Polska Promocja i Rozwój” Event - a competition founded to promote Polish economy and development – for Feasibility study of offshore wind projects in the Polish section of the Baltic Sea, which Ms Szulc had presented for her Master thesis.

The scope of study included the analysis of the potential of Poland’s offshore areas as well as the importance of legal, technological and environmental factors relevant to the subject. MSc. Aleksandra Szulc discussed the impact of offshore wind power projects on the development of coastal regions addressing social and economic aspects of such initiatives. She also presented the prospects for the creation and development of Poland’s offshore wind power sector, which – in a favourable regulatory environment and with an efficient support system - may become a key element of the Polish energy industry. The study was completed under the scientific supervision of DSc. Anna Sowiżdżał of the Department of Fossil Fuels at the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection.

MSc. Aleksandra Szulc graduated from the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection (major: Ecological Sources of Energy), where she is currently pursuing a doctoral programme. She conducts research into the problems of renewable energy sources, effective power supply management and air quality status in Poland. Aleksandra combines a strong theoretical background with practical experience she gained during internships in companies and associations operating in the sector. Her previous research project involved the analysis of borehole data for Kleszczów geothermal system (2016). She is a co-organiser and a frequent participant at many national conferences and a winner of the 6th edition of the ‘Diamond Grant’ Event organised by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education. Aleksandra won a grant to finance her project: A study into the possibility of reducing low-stack emissions in the resort of Rabka-Zdrój through the use of locally available renewable energy sources for the years 2017-2021.

The award was presented on 6th. December during the official gala reception held at SGH Warsaw School of Economics.