On April 18-19, the Future Energy Congress was held, organized by the Association „With energy about law.” In Torun experts of the sector renewable energy sources, met to talk about the prospects for development of the industry and the challenges faced by companies producing green energy.
One of the speakers at the Congress was Holger Gallas, a member of the board of directors of Sevivon. The importance of communication with local communities in the context of the construction of wind farms and photovoltaic farms was discussed during a panel entitled "Social communication as an element of the RES investment process". The debate was attended by experts who deal on a daily basis with the area of the area of investment in renewable energy sources:
- Holger Gallas, member of the board of the Sevivon company
- Jacek Micinski, owner and CEO of Forward PR
- Urszula Rutkowska, deputy head of consulting P&Q sp. z o.o.
- Aleksandra Jampolska, stakeholder manager Ocean Winds
During the expert debate, a representative of Sevivon pointed out that the crisis in the energy market is causing a change in the attitude of local communities towards RES”. He pointed out attention that by observing Polish society one can see an increasingly favorable approach to green energy investments. Poles are increasingly open to the implementation of such such projects in their neighborhoods. They are also aware of the development opportunities for municipalities and the opportunities to strengthen Poland's energy independence, the importance of which has increased in the context of the context of the war in Ukraine.
"Recently introduced changes in the law guarantee greater participation of local communities in deciding on wind power investments," said Holger Gallas, a member of Sevivon's board of directors. "This change from the point of view of local residents means a guarantee of reliable presentation by the investor of the assumptions of planned projects, and gives local leaders a real influence on the final decision regarding the location and technical parameters of a given investment," Gallas added.
The Sevivon representative called for the „RES industry to agree on basic issues issues, such as how to communicate technical issues to local communities, environmental, etc. This is a condition for our credibility.”
"If each company competing to locate investments in the same municipality says something different and communicate different information on the same subject, it will be impossible to talk about our credibility. This is a big challenge for all of us for the coming months and years," said Holger Gallas of Sevivon.
An account of the expert debate with Sevivon was published by the BiznesAlert.pl portal. We encourage you to read it.