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Getting the Deal Through | Electricity Regulation 2018: Poland

Getting the Deal Through - Electricity Regulation 2018: Poland

The Energy Policy 2030 (adopted in 2009) sets out the main objectives of government policy for the electricity market in Poland. Six areas of priority have been identified:

  • Improving Energy Efficiency: A scheme based on "white certificates" has been implemented to support energy efficiency initiatives.
  • Increased Security of Supply: Security of supply remains a key focus with Poland looking to increase fuel and energy security by looking at its own national resources, mainly coal and lignite. Cross-border interconnections are also considered important.
  • Diversification of Electricity Generation with the Introduction of Nuclear: A new legal framework for the construction and operation of nuclear power plants has been adopted.
  • Development of Renewable Energy Resources: Poland has set an objective of 15% of final energy consumption being derived from renewable sources by 2020.
  • Development of Competitive Fuel and Energy Markets: The President of the Energy Regulatory Office is now actively involved in regulatory matters in an effort to counteract excessive price increases and to ensure vulnerable customers are protected.
  • Reduction of Impact of Energy on the Environment: The Energy Policy 2030 has highlighted various methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions without the need to introduce significant changes in the structure of generation. Carbon capture and storage is planned as well as the implementation of obligations under the new ETS Directive.

 

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