Energy & Natural Resources, Poland updates

High-efficiency cogeneration – individual cogeneration bonuses announced
Kubas Kos Gałkowski
  • Poland
  • 28 October 2019

The first implementing regulations of the Act of 14 December 2018 on the Promotion of Electricity from High-Efficiency Cogeneration were published on 21 August 2019. The act aims to exploit the potential of cogeneration to improve air quality in Poland and increase the efficiency of heating and cooling systems.

My Electricity – new PV programme introduced
Kubas Kos Gałkowski
  • Poland
  • 26 August 2019

The prime minister and the minister of the environment recently presented a new programme called My Electricity, which aims to promote the use of photovoltaics. The introduction of My Electricity is one way to achieve the government's renewable energy target (ie, 15% of energy from renewable sources by 2020); however, additional programmes that support renewable energy production are needed.

President of Energy Regulatory Office's term of office comes to an end
Kubas Kos Gałkowski
  • Poland
  • 01 July 2019

Maciej Bando's five-year term of office as the President of the Energy Regulatory Office recently came to an end. A new head of the regulatory body may lead to a change of method in the execution of some competences under its administrative discretion. This change of method may be particularly visible in network and supply activities, as most of the regulations in this regard are developed by the President of the Energy Regulatory Office and other administrative bodies in the European Union.

High-efficiency cogeneration support system takes shape
Kubas Kos Gałkowski
  • Poland
  • 27 May 2019

The Act on Promoting Electricity from High-Efficiency Cogeneration recently entered into force. It establishes support mechanisms for combined heat and power (CHP) installations connected to district heating networks, which will replace the previous support scheme that expired at the end of 2018 and was based essentially on certificates of origin for energy from CHP installations.

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